Tragedy in BiH's Posusje town where eight youths are found dead - Balkan Times

Tragedy in BiH’s Posusje town where eight youths are found dead

Eight teenagers from the south-Bosnian town of Posusje were found dead Friday morning after their friends broke into the house to see why they did not respond to phone calls. Posusje residents told N1 the youths that found the eight teenagers heard a power generator in the house working, which is why they suspect exhaust gas to be the cause of asphyxiation.


West Herzegovina Canton’s Interior Ministry confirmed for N1 that “eight youths were found dead,” without going into details regarding the cause of death.

According to local media reports, the most likely cause of death is gas, but this information is yet to be confirmed.

The local police, Public Prosecutor and other law enforcement agencies are on the ground investigating the case.

The autopsy of the bodies of eight victims in yesterday’s tragic accident in Tribistovo near Posusje has been completed, but the results of the autopsy will not be known today, said the duty prosecutor of the West Herzegovina Canton Borislav Culjak in a statement for Fena.

“We performed an autopsy on all eight victims and now the collected materials are going to Sarajevo for toxicological expertise. Only after that will the real cause of death of the tragically deceased be known,” Culjak said.

He added that he did not expect all the necessary expertise to be completed before Monday.

According to the ZHZ Ministry of the Interior, technical expertise is underway in the weekend house in Tribistova in order to determine the details of the accident.

Investigators believe that the cause of death of eight young people from Posusje was exhaust gas from the unit.

On Friday morning, four women and four men, in their twenties, were found dead in a cottage where they had celebrated New Year’s Eve the night before.

Local authorities confirmed the death of eight teenagers but refused to speculate on the cause of death.

Earlier on Friday, the Government of Bosnia’s Federation entity declared January 4 a Day of Mourning.

Local authorities confirmed the death of eight teenagers but refused to speculate on the cause of death.
Montenegro’s Milo Djukanovic sent a letter of condolences to the members of Bosnia’s tripartite Presidency.

“Montenegro shares the pain of friends and neighbours over the tragically lost young lives. Please convey your most sincere condolences to the families of the victims,” Djukanovic said in his telegram.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic also sent a letter of condolences to the Presidency members, as well as the government of the West Herzegovina Canton and Bosnians.

“It is an immeasurable tragedy when the life path of eight young people, who just began their life path, suddenly stops. It is a loss not only for your country but for the whole region, which is building its future on young people and their energy. With great sadness, on behalf of the citizens of the Republic of Serbia and on my own behalf, I extend my condolences and ask you to convey them to their families and friends,” Vucic’s letter said.

The editorial staff of the portal also sends the most sincere expressions of condolences to the families and friends of the eight deceased.

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