foreign Minister Maas remains today on the way to Madeira. Among the 29 Killed and more than 20 injured of the bus accident, many Germans are supposed to be. In the meantime, there are new findings on the accident.
Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas after the serious bus accident on the island of Madeira, with 29 dead and more than 20 injured today on the way to the holiday island. "Today I get to fly with a Team of Doctors, psychologists, and consular officials of the foreign office to Madeira, to speak with the Affected and the Portuguese friends our thanks for their help to pronounce," said the SPD politician.
In the accident, it should, according to Portuguese authorities, there are many German victims. The Federal government is investigating the use of a Rescue aircraft in the air force for the rapid aid to the injured. The use of a "MedEvac"Airbus will decide by today, said the Chancellery Minister Helge Braun at a press conference in Berlin.members are to be informed
"We have put the Airbus already in readiness, and if it is reasonable and possible injured to transport with him to here, then we will bring him," said brown.
the Official Figures of the Victims are from the German side. Brown justified this by saying that first of all, the relatives would be informed. "The Federal government is now taking everything it can to ensure that certainty for the members," he said. There is a tour group was affected "by the predominantly German holiday-makers".
The Portuguese foreign Ministry confirmed at the lunch that the 29 people killed are German.
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tagesschau 12:00 PM, 18.04.2019, Natalia Bachmayer
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