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Nine FireFighters of the Voluntary Firefighters of Calheta with three vehicles and three others from the Voluntary Firefighters of Ribeira Brava and Ponta do Sol with two ambulances were today involved in the operation of rescue to the victims of the serious accident in the tunnel that connects the Madalena do Mar to Arco da Calheta. The tunnel remains closed to traffic.

EMIR is also in place and although there is not much information yet, the predictions are for serious injuries.

In an update from Agora Madeira

A woman was seriously injured in the accident between two cars this Saturday afternoon in a tunnel in Calheta, AgoraMadeira said. The woman was one of the victims imprisoned, the other was a man.

It was possible to know, in addition to the couple who were imprisoned, the other wounded were a child and one more man.

There were 18 firefighters at the scene. In addition to the nine elements of the Calheta Volunteer Firefighters who were on the ground with three vehicles, there were nine other elements in the site, this time the Ribeira Brava and Ponta do Sol Volunteer Firefighters with three more vehicles – two ambulances and another car from the services.