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President János Áder, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó have expressed condolences to the families of victims in a bus accident on the island of Madeira.
In a letter sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Orbán said he was deeply shocked to learn about the tragic bus accident “which claimed the lives of a number of your compatriots”. “We will pray for the quick recovery of those injured and for the families of the victims,” the letter said.
In a letter addressed to his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Áder said “I was shocked to hear the news of the tragic bus accident on the island of Madeira, which claimed the lives of many German citizens”.
Speaking to public television, Szijjártó voiced hope that those injured in the crash would recover quickly and that the death toll would not rise.
Twenty-nine people were killed and 27 injured when a bus carrying German tourists veered off the road and rolled down a hillside in Madeira on Wednesday evening.