Tragic Bus Crash near Venice Leaves 21 Dead and Dozens Injured
In a devastating incident on Tuesday, a bus carrying tourists crashed off an overpass near Venice, Italy, resulting in a fatal accident. The impact of the crash caused the bus to catch fire near the train tracks below, leaving at least 21 people dead and 18 injured. The death toll is expected to rise as the ongoing rescue operation continues.
The accident occurred in Mestre, a suburb of Venice, and local authorities have described it as a “huge tragedy.” Mayor Luigi Brugnaro expressed his condolences for the victims, acknowledging the gravity of the situation. Images from the scene showed the bus overturned and engulfed in flames.
Rescue teams are working tirelessly in an effort to save lives and locate any remaining survivors. It is feared that there may be more people trapped in the wreckage. The major emergency protocol has been activated by local health authorities to ensure that all necessary resources and personnel are mobilized to deal with the aftermath of the accident.
Among the victims, two children were reported to have tragically lost their lives. The tourists on board the bus hailed from different countries, including Ukraine and Germany, highlighting the international nature of the incident.
Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni also offered her condolences, emphasizing the government’s commitment to supporting the affected families and ensuring a thorough investigation into the cause of the crash. The exact circumstances leading to the accident are yet to be determined.
As the rescue operation continues, authorities are bracing for the possibility of an increase in the death toll. The level of devastation caused by this tragic event is an immense loss for all those affected and the wider community. Updates on the incident will be provided as the situation unfolds.
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