The death toll in road accident with tourist bus in Madeira increased
In road accident with tourist bus in Madeira, the number of victims has risen to 29. Previously reported 28 victims.
It is known that the island declared three days of mourning.
Recall before it became known that the accident occurred at 18:30 on Madeira island (Portugal) at the local time in Santa Cruz. The bus left from the hotel Quinta Splendida, near which the accident happened.
It is noted that the vehicle overturned after it brakes failed.
Local officials say that other tourists were injured and were taken to the hospital district. At the scene staffed emergency services and a cordon of police. The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa immediately went to the island.
It is known that one of the victims died in the hospital.
In the tourist bus had 57 people. Citizens of Portugal, of which only the driver and the guide. They survived.
It is also known that German tourists were taken to dinner at the Quinta Splendida in one of the local restaurants Livramento. All the passengers were from 40 to 50 years.
It is assumed that the bus brakes failed. At the same time, the local authorities found out that the bus was relatively new, he’s five years old and he has passed all the tests.
The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Souza expressed his condolences in connection with death of people.
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