Three of the walkers who were hit by a landslide on Wednesday afternoon, in the levada between Queimadas and Caldeirão Verde, in the north of the island of Madeira, are still hospitalised at Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital.
A 30-year-old Portuguese man, a 63-year-old French woman and a 30-year-old Frenchman are the victims who remain in the hospital. The balance was made this morning by the clinical director of the Madeira Health Service (SESARAM), Regina Rodrigues. The remaining eight walkers have already been discharged.
The 30-year-old Portuguese citizen who remains hospitalised presents with traumatic brain injury and in intensive care. The two other victims are French nationals, one of whom is the woman whose arm was amputated. SESARAM is providing psychological support to families.
Regina Rodrigues also confirmed that one of the tourists, a French citizen, suffered a “traumatic amputation” of the arm.
It should also be noted that in the group of 11 victims there are five French, three Portuguese, two German and one Brazilian. One of the Portuguese is a Madeiran citizen, born in Porto da Cruz, who is part of the group of eight victims who have been discharged from hospital.