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What about the bus crash of the Madeira

29 people die in a bus accident on the island of Madeira - the majority of them German. What is the cause of the accident known? And what happens to Survivors with the injured? An Overview.

What happened?

In the accident on Wednesday evening were killed, according to the Portuguese information 29 people and 27 injured. The vacationers wanted to go on Wednesday to the Hotel Quinta Splendida is in the East of the island capital, nearby place Caniço to a traditional dinner to Funchal. Their Bus went down a slightly sloping street and turned left. In the curve, he came just 250 meters from the Hotel from the road. The Bus plunged several meters deep, overturned and crashed into a house, stayed in the at the time no one.

The coach is lost in the parish of Caniço, in a curve of the roadway and down the slope on a residential building toppled.

Who are the victims?

According to initial media all the casualties were German reports. It is 17 for women and twelve men aged 40 to 60 years. On Thursday, it was but by the authorities, the identification was not yet complete. The Federal government has not yet made any information on the number of the dead German. Chancellery chief Helge Braun argued that the relatives would be informed. "The Federal government is now taking everything it can to ensure that certainty for the members prevails," he said in Berlin. There is a tour group was affected "by the predominantly German holiday-makers".

According to the hotel information had the tourists all booked on the same promoter, but were not a cohesive group. They came from different Parts of Germany.

Sebastian Kisters, ARD Madrid, currently Funchal, with up to date information
daily show 11:00 PM, 19.04.2019

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