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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:30 PM

At least 29 killed on tourist bus in Madeira

Source: The Guardian

At least twenty-nine people, mostly German tourists, have died and a further 28 have been injured after a tourist bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira, local media have reported.

A battered white bus on its side surrounded by firefighters could be seen in photos published by Portuguese media, while SIC Television said there were 19 ambulances at the scene following the accident, which occurred around 5.30pm GMT.

Filipe Sousa, the mayor of Caniço – a coastal town in the south of the island, which lies about 600 miles south-west of mainland Portugal – told SIC: “I have no words to describe what happened. I cannot face the suffering of these people.” Sousa added that the victims included 17 women and 11 men.

The coach was reportedly carrying 55 passengers when it veered off a road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, before rolling down a steep hillside, Sousa said. The Portuguese guide and driver reportedly survived the accident, and they along with the other wounded people were taken to hospital in Funchal.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/17/portugal-madeira-bus-crash

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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:12 PM

1. Vibes to those lost souls and their loved ones.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 02:09 AM

2. Those tour buses are not safe.

 

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 05:01 PM

3. Shocking loss of life.

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