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Portugal Confirms 29 Germans Killed on Madeira

Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira Photo: MGN Online. Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

April 18, 2019 09:59 AM

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's foreign ministry has confirmed that all 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Madeira Island were German.
    
Authorities previously said they were still working to identify the victims of Wednesday evening's crash, which saw the bus veer off a road and roll down a steep hill. Twenty-eight others were injured.
    
The statement says Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva will join his German counterpart Heiko Maas later Thursday on the Portuguese island off northwest Africa.
    
It says the government reiterates its condolences to the victims' families after Wednesday's accident, which also injured 28 people.
    
Madeira is a popular vacation destination for Europeans, with tourism being one of its economic mainstays.

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