Bus Carrying German Tourists Crashes, Kills 28 on Portugal’s Madeira

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -
People stand next to the wreckage of the bus in Canico, in the Portuguese Island of Madeira. (Reuters/Duarte Sa)

A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal’s Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.

The bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one house, local mayor Filipe Sousa told cable news channel SIC. The victims included 17 women and 11 men.