Bus crash in Venice

Two Portuguese among dead in tourist bus crash near Venice

Two Portuguese were among the dead following the tourist bus crash outside Venice on Tuesday. The tragedy, which saw the bus plunge 15 metres from a bridge before bursting into flames, claimed the lives of at least 21 people, three of them children (one a newborn). Among fatalities were Ukrainians, Romanians, Germans, a Croatian, South African and Italian (the driver). Fifteen people are still being treated in hospital, while the Italian government has declared three days of national mourning. Portugal’s ministry of foreign affairs is dealing with the repatriation of the bodies, and has lamented the tragedy, which is still under intense investigation.