A terrible accident in Portugal: Busy tourist bus – 28 dead

At least 28 people were killed by a tourist bus accident that occurred today in Santa Cruz, Madeira.

The white coach was turned into a residential area in the coastal town of Canico, about 18:30, local time , the mayor of the city, Philippe Soauza, told reporters.

For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the bus, which was overturned and ended up on the roof of a house under the street.

“I have no words to describe what happened. I can not deal with the pain of these people, “said Philippe Soauza. He added that the tourists who were on the bus were all Germans, but some pedestrians might also be hit by the bus.

Portuguese President Marcello Rempello de Souza told the SIC TV network that some of the victims are from Madeira, but most of them are Germans. The country’s president announced that he would go to Madeira this evening. The German Embassy in Portugal has confirmed that German nationals are among the victims of the traffic accident.

According to the newspaper Diario de Noticias, the victims are 11 men and 17 women, all German nationals. The driver and tour guide, both Portuguese, are among the injured, according to the newspaper.

Miguel Albuquerque, president of the regional government, sent his condolences to the families of the victims, saying that “many foreigners” are among the victims. Television stations reported that about 50 people were in the bus. According to mayor of Santa Cruz, 21 others are injured.

Source- iefimerida.gr 

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