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29 dead after bus driven off the road in Madeira

the Accident occurred in the coastal town of Canico in the late onsdagseftermiddagen after that the driver for unknown reasons lost control of the bus in a curve. According to the German magazine Bild rolled the bus around several times down an embankment before it finally stopped on top of a house.

According to local politicians stated during the evening for the Portuguese news agency Lusa that 28 people had been killed in connection with the accident, writes Reuters. The data was later confirmed by Canicos mayor Filipe Sousa, who announced that the deceased was 11 men and 17 women.

"I have no words to describe what has happened," he says to the tv channel SIC TV.

to two different hospitals in Funchal, the main town on the island of Madeira.

" We have our hands full for the moment. Many people have traveled here from the scene of the accident, and many are severely damaged, " says a spokesperson for one of the hospitals to the Image.

At midnight, wrote the Portuguese authorities put death toll to 29, after that one more person has died, reports Reuters.

According to the Diário de Notícias was 55 passengers, a driver and a tour guide on the bus, all German nationals. A couple of the victims is reported to be local people who have got in the way of the bus rampage, but the majority were germans.

”It was with great shock that we learned of the tragic coach crash on the island of Madeira. Our sympathies go out to the families and friends,” writes the German foreign ministry on Twitter.

has been in contact with the embassy in Lisbon, portugal, to investigate if some swedes may have been involved in the accident, but according to the foreign MINISTRY's press service, there were no indications at the present time.

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