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The Queen sends a message of condolence to the German people following Madeira bus crash

The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the German people following a bus crash in Madeira which killed 29 people.

All of those who died in the incident were German tourists who were visiting the Portuguese region on their travels.

Writing to Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany, The Queen said: “Prince Philip and I were deeply saddened to hear of the coach crash in Madeira.

“We extend our sincere condolences, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those affected.

“Elizabeth R.”

The cause of the crash is being investigated by authorities. A total of 55 people were on the bus when it veered off the road and plummeted down a deep hillside.

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