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Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people

11:18, Wednesday, 04 October, 2023
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people

At least 21 people died and 12 people were injured Tuesday evening after a bus fell from an overpass near Venice, according to local police. At least 21 people died and 12 people were injured Tuesday evening after a bus fell from an overpass near Venice, according to local police. 18 injured in a fiery bus crash in Mestre, Italy, just across the Venetian Lagoon from old Venice, where firefighters and other emergency responders worked into the night trying to extract bodies and squelch the flames. The bus was carrying foreign tourists, including Ukrainians, according to a Venice official, when it fell from an elevated street Tuesday en route to a camping site near the community of Marghera. “The people in the bus found themselves surrounded by flames, ” said Mauro Luongo, commander of the Venice firefighters team. “The scene we found was terrible. It took about one hour to extract some of the bodies.” Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro wrote on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that the crash scene was “apocalyptic” and declared the city in a state of mourning.

Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
Bus crash near Venice, Italy, kills at least 21 people
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