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The president of the Regional Civil Protection Service has just confirmed that the tourist bus at Caniço has caused 28 deaths (11 men and 17 women) and 28 injured.

In the aid to the victims were 44 operational supported by 19 vehicles.

José Dias, head of Civil Protection, told a news conference at the organisation’s headquarters that a line was created to support the families of the victims.

There are psychologists accompanying family members at the hotel and at the hospital.

On the origin of the accident, the vice president of the Regional Government considers that it is premature to advance with hypothetical reasons.

The bus involved in the accident was 5 years old.