At Least 12 People Killed At Festival In Madeira
A large tree fell on the crowd during the Nossa Senhora do Monte festival on Madeira.
Police say at least a dozen people were killed by the massive tree that collapsed on a crowd at the island’s most popular religious festival.
Authorities say at least 52 others were injured in the accident.
— ITV News (@itvnews) August 15, 2017
At least one news outlet reported that there had been warnings about the large trees on the festival grounds.
The regional government of Madeira has declared three days of mourning for the victims.
Portugal’s president says he will travel to the island of Madeira where a falling tree killed 12 people and injured 52 others at a festival
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 15, 2017