Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Falling tree kills 11 on Portuguese island of Madeira



A falling tree has killed at least 11 people and injured dozens more at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

 
A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a suburb of the main town, Funchal, scattering people who were out enjoying the religious festivities in the sunshine.


Two children are among the dead, Portuguese broadcaster RTP reports.


The Lady of the Mount festival is the island's biggest.


People had gathered outside a church in a village in the hills overlooking the town to celebrate the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption, which takes place on Tuesday.





BBC    News.