Romania sent an aircraft on Monday to bring home survivors of a bus crash which killed 18 Romanian tourists in central Montenegro.

Romania sent an aircraft on Monday to bring home survivors of a bus crash which killed 18 Romanian tourists in central Montenegro.

The plane left Bucharest bound for Montenegro’s capital Podgorica, where 28 injured passengers were hospitalized, defense minister Mircea Dusa said.

The bus fell from a bridge over the Moraca river during a rainstorm and crashed some 40 meters (130 feet) into a ravine on Sunday. It was not immediately clear what caused the driver to lose control as the bus broke through the fence on one side of the bridge.

Police initially said Sunday that 13 people were killed, but the number of fatalities grew to 18 overnight. Forensic pathologist Miodrag Soc told the AP that the victims will be identified by their families.

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Altogether 29 people were injured, including a child who was at the bridge at the time of the crash, officials said.

The winding road that leads from Serbia in the north through the Moraca canyon and then to the seacoast is notorious for traffic accidents because it is narrow, and slippery in wet weather.