A man in Hungary driving a minibus which was involved in a collision that claimed nine Romanian lives, may have been using Facebook moments before the crash, Romanian media said Wednesday.
Seven men and two females were killed in the head-on collision between the minibus and a truck carrying sand on a national road 59 kilometres (36 miles) east of Budapest Tuesday, said a statement on the Hungarian police website.
The driver can be seen on a live Facebook video, filming himself and reading comments from the social media website moments, this video has been published on several Romanian media outlets and appears to happen moments before the crash.
After the camera was turned towards the road, the minibus can be seen overtaking as the truck approaches, before the footage ends suddenly.
Romania’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that all the victims have been identified as Romanian citizens.
The driver of the truck escaped with minor injuries, Hungarian police said.