28 killed in Portuguese tourist bus accident: Madeira mayor

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Apr 18 2019 05:01 AM | Updated as of Apr 18 2019 06:51 AM

LISBON, Portugal - At least 28 people were killed when a tourist bus crashed on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday, local mayor Filipe Sousa told local media.

The regional protection service did not confirm the toll when questioned by AFP.

Images from the scene showed the wreckage of the bus which appears to have come off the road and rolled over. Around 50 people are believed to have been on board.