Monday 20 May 2019

Up to 28 people killed in tourist bus accident on Portuguese island of Madeira

The Portuguese island of Madeira
The Portuguese island of Madeira
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Several people were killed and others injured after a tourist bus overturned in a coastal town on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday, officials said.

Images on Portuguese media show an overturned white bus surrounded by firefighters. SIC television said there were 19 ambulances at the scene.

"I have no words to describe what happened. I cannot face the suffering of these people," mayor Filipe Sousa told SIC, adding that all the tourists in the bus were German.

Several local media said there were 28 dead in the accident.

More to follow...

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