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Foreign Minister Expresses Condolences over Madeira Bus Accident

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.04.18.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has expressed condolences to the families of victims in a bus accident on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Speaking to public current affairs channel M1 on Thursday, Szijjártó voiced hope that those injured in the crash would recover quickly and that the death toll would not rise.

Referring to the bus crash that killed 16 Hungarians near Verona in 2017, Szijjártó said he knew the kind of pain such an accident could cause.

Twenty-nine people were killed and 27 injured when a bus carrying German tourists veered off the road and rolled down a hillside in Madeira on Wednesday evening.

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI