Madeira – falling oak kills 13 at popular religious festival
Published on 16/08/2017
A tree fell onto a crowd at the start of a religious festival on the island of Madeira, killing 13 people and injuring a further 52 according to figures released from the hospital in Funchal.
The consulting surgeon Miguel Reis said dozens of victims are in serious conditions and four foreigners of French, German and Hungarian nationality are being treated. A fourth, of Dutch nationality, has been discharged.
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