German relatives of victims in lethal tour bus crash head to Portugal

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By Carola Frentzen, dpa

The tour firm that contracted the bus that crashed in Madeira, leaving 29 lifeless, mentioned Friday that it’s providing to send victims’ kinfolk from Germany to the Atlantic island in Portugal.

“The primary relatives are on their approach, the place they are going to be welcomed by professionals and supported,” trendtours informed dpa.

The company may even assist flippantly injured German vacationers head again home to reunite them with their families.

Twenty-nine folks had been killed after a bus carrying principally German vacationers plunged down an embankment within the coastal town of Canico on Wednesday night time after the motive force misplaced management at a curve within the street.

Trendtours described the bus contractors as critical and dependable companions. “In line with the knowledge earlier than us, the 6-year-old bus was inspected in January 2019 and was licensed through February 2020,” mentioned the corporate.

It didn’t touch upon the accident’s trigger. The reason for the accident remained unclear on Friday, as investigations had been ongoing.