TOURIST COACH CRASH: Mayor says ’28 dead’ and many injured in holiday island smash

TOURIST BUS CRASH: The coach came to rest against a house on the holiday island of Madeira. Photo credit: Twitter / @6W_es

A TOURIST bus has crashed leaving ‘several dead’ and others injured after it careered off a road and landed on top of a house this afternoon (Wednesday).

The accident happened on the holiday island of Madeira when the bus left the road on a bend before coming to rest against the roof of a house in Canixo, in the south-east of the island.

Local sources said the coach been carrying around 50 ‘foreign’ tourists – possibly German.

At least 14 ambulances are reported to be at the scene.

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