Madeira bus crash: At least 29 killed on tourist bus – BBC News

A bus carrying German tourists has plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

At least 29 people died and another 27 were injured in the accident near the town of Caniço, according to national news agency Lusa.

Local mayor Filipe Sousa said all the tourists on the bus were German but some local people could also be among the casualties. Eleven of the fatalities were men and 17 women, Mr Sousa added. The bus was reported to be carrying 55 people.

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