GRDELICA — Monday marks eleven years since the Grdelički Bridge, which had a passenger train on it at the time, was bombed by NATO in 1999.
The international train was hit with four missiles as it was traveling from Belgrade to Thessaloniki, Greece, and the exact number of victims was never determined.
Authorities said that more than 30 people perished, while scores of others were injured. NATO at the time said their deaths were “collateral damage”.
Wreaths will be placed at the monument built to honor the victims of train 393, who were killed on April 12, 1999.
Family members of the victims, Serbian Railway officials, as well as those from the nearby town of Leskovac, and various party and union representatives will attend the ceremony today, it was announced.