2019 Madeira bus crash

On 17 April 2019, a tour bus crashed in Caniço, in the archipelago of Madeira, Portugal. The bus was carrying 56 people, mostly tourists from Germany. 29 people were killed in the crash. Of the 29 dead, all of them were German. Another 27 more were injured, including the Portuguese driver and guide.[1][2][3]

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa gave his support to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, made plans to visit the site of the crash. German foreign minister Heiko Maas went to Madeira on 18 April to help victims.[2][3]


  1. "At least 29 dead in bus crash on Portugal's Madeira island". BNO News. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Busby, Mattha (17 April 2019). "Portugal crash: at least 28 killed on tourist bus in Madeira". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Madeira crash: At least 28 killed on tourist bus near Caniço". BBC News. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.