The victims of a bus accident involving Polish pilgrims twenty years ago in Balatonszentgyörgy were commemorated at the memorial site on Friday.
Twenty of the passengers of the Polish bus died when the vehicle turned over and many others were injured. Miklós Soltész, the prime ministerial state secretary for church and national relations, told the gathering to mark the occasion that the friendship between the two nations was deeply rooted and should not be allowed to be upturned. Polish ambassador to Hungary Sebastian Keciek said in his speech delivered in Hungarian that the victims of the accident had been helped by the local Hungarian community “and many people of good will, for which we are extremely grateful”. Representatives of the municipality, police and disaster management authority also attended the commemoration.