Lisbon: At least 28 people were killed Wednesday when a tour bus crashed on Portugal’s Madeira Island, according to Portuguese state-run news agency Lusa.
The crash took place in the city of Santa Cruz. No other details about the incident were immediately available. Portuguese media showed the overturned vehicle had come to rest near houses. “I have no words to describe what happened. I cannot face the suffering of these people,” local Mayor Filipe Sousa told broadcaster SIC TV.
He said all the tourists in the bus were German but it was not clear if the fatalities occurred only in the bus. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is flying to the island to visit the scene, Lusa said.