A woman has died after a bus carrying around 50 Ukrainian citizens overturned in Italy, according to local reports.
The accident occurred on the northeast coast on the road between Cesena and Rimini when a vehicle went off the road.
Images posted by firefighters on Twitter show the overturned bus.
Rescue operations continue underground as crews are now working to remove the body of a young woman from the crash, local media site Cronache Della Campania reported.
The news site added that the accident was reported shortly before 6:45 a.m. local time, on the A14 motorway.
An Italian state radio reported that the accident occurred near the city of Forli’, which is in the Emilia-Romagna region that borders the Adriatic Sea.
Some 35,000 Ukrainian refugees who fled the war have entered Italy, most of them through its northeastern border with Slovenia.
More than 2.5 million people have fled Ukraine, UN agencies said on Friday, and another 2 million have been displaced from their homes inside the country since the start of a Russian invasion on February 24.
Poland has hosted the largest number of refugees with more than 1.5 million Ukrainians fleeing and entering the neighboring country’s borders, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
Ukrainian refugees face uncertain journeys for shelter as multiple ceasefire attempts and humanitarian corridors have broken down, with photos emerging last week of three members of a family who died after an explosion in a corridor allegedly sure.
Britons are now being encouraged to open their homes to Ukrainian refugees arriving in the UK with a monthly payment of £350 from the government.
The Homes for Ukraine plan, due to roll out this week, will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to bring people fleeing war to safety, even if they have no links to the UK.
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