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At least 28 persons have died in the turistbusulykke in Portugal

28 people are dead after an accident with a tourist bus on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

The typing of the Portuguese news agency Lusa.

There should have been 57 people on board the bus.

There is still not much information out, but images from the scene shows a bus that is turned around on its head.

the News agency Lusa writes that the president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on the way to the scene of the accident.

The local mayor, Filipe Sousa, tells to the tv station Sic, that he feel with the victims.

- I do not have any words that can describe what has happened.

- I can't put myself into these people's suffering, says Filipe Sousa for Sic.

the Accident happened on the south-eastern part of the island close by hotel Quinta Splendida, where the passengers lived.

According to the media cmjournal.pt has the local mayor Filipe Sousa told, that all the deaths would be from Germany. There should be about 11 men and 17 women.

the Accident happened around at 18: 30 local time.

the Bus overturned supposedly down a steep slope, as the smoke of the road to the east of the capital of the region of Madeira, Funchal, says the mayor.

the Inhabitants of the area tell that the weather was fine when the accident happened in the early evening. The authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

Earlier on Wednesday evening announced the foreign ministry's Citizen service in Denmark, also, that it has not received information about danes in the accident.

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