At least three people died and four are in serious condition this Saturday in Portugal after a long-distance bus with about thirty people left the road after a tire puncture.
The accident, which occurred around 9:30 a.m. (8:30 GMT) this Saturday on the A1 highway at the height of Mealhada, a town 100 kilometers south of Porto, has also left 28 people with minor injuries, explained the commander. of Civil Protection, Carlos Luis Tavares, to journalists.
Firefighters are still carrying out rescue work, as there are 2 people trapped inside the vehicle.
The bus traveled from the town of Guimarães (55 kilometers north of Porto) and headed towards the center of the country, to the Fátima sanctuary.
Claudio Lopes, of the National Republican Guard, explained to journalists that the accident would have occurred after a tire punctured, causing it to veer off the road and collide with "a high-voltage pole of considerable size."