After the accident, a tourist bus on the Portuguese island of Madeira more and more information to the 29 deaths known. Foreign Minister Maas said that of the many German Victims had to be assumed.
After the serious bus accident, with 29 deaths and many injured on the Portuguese island of Madeira has Federal expressed to foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Twitter. He wrote: "We must assume that among the Victims, many Germans." So far, the Foreign office wrote in a Tweet tonight that "unfortunately, the fact that victims from Germany".
From the German Embassy in Lisbon and the foreign office in Berlin, it was only German tourists were among the Victims. Portugal's President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said already, all the victims - Dead and wounded - according to his information German.
Maas taught in his Tweet in the Morning words to the families of those Killed and injured: "Our sympathy goes out to their families and friends."
government spokesman Steffen Seibert published on Thursday a Statement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Twitter. Also, she is dismayed by the accident, and speaks of the affected "country people":the Hotel manifests itself to travelers
According to information of the Hotels where the tourists were staying in the Bus German from various Parts of the Federal Republic of Germany to be along for the ride. It was not a common group, but travellers who arrived at different points in time in Madeira and a German tour operator and its Portuguese Partner excursions would be booked, said a staff member of the hotel "Quinta Splendida" in the village of Caniço.
29 Dead after bus crash on the island of Madeira
tomorrow magazine, 18.04.2019, Sebastian, Kisters, ARD Madrid
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