The fatalities were in the minibus, while according to initial information small children were also on board. The injured, including serious cases, were taken to hospitals in the cities of Grevena, Ioannina and Thessaloniki.
The accident occurred at about 5 in the afternoon at the Kalamitsi bridge, in the lane of the Egnatia motorway leading from Ioannina to Thessaloniki. The lane to Thessaloniki at this point remains closed. The causes of the accident are being probed.