Woman passenger killed as block of granite falls off lorry

A freak accident involving a lorry transporting large blocks of granite claimed the life of a woman passenger in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo yesterday afternoon. According to reports, the lorry passed the car in which the woman was a passenger on a corner, causing the block to slide off the loader and collide with the car. GNR police are now investigating to “try and understand the circumstances in which the block of granite was able to break free from the lorry”, writes tabloid Correio da Manhã.