Gulf Times - Madeira
Madeira mourns 29 German bus crash victims as foreign minister heads for island

Madeira mourns 29 German bus crash victims as foreign minister heads for island

Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday for 29 German tourists who died after their bus veered off a steep road, as Germany's foreign minister and a trauma team flew to the Portuguese island to meet survivors.

Falling tree kills 11 at religious festival in Madeira

Falling tree kills 11 at religious festival in Madeira

At least 11 people were killed by a tree that toppled into worshipping crowds during a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday, local media reported.

Portugal wildfires kill 4 people, 1,000 evacuated on Madeira

Portugal wildfires kill 4 people, 1,000 evacuated on Madeira

Wildfires raging in Portugal killed at least four people and more than 1,000 people were evacuated on the tourist destination island of Madeira, where flames spread to its regional capital, Funchal, authorities said on Wednesday.

Wildfires kill three people on Portugal's Madeira, 1,000 evacuated

Wildfires kill three people on Portugal's Madeira, 1,000 evacuated

At least three people died and more than a thousand were evacuated on the Portuguese island of Madeira when forest fires, raging for a third day, spread to the regional capital and tourist destination, Funchal, authorities said on Wednesday.