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A bus falls from a bridge near Venice: the first images, a very heavy toll feared

A dramatic accident occurred this Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Venice. A bus fell of a bridge. Shortly before midnight, the death toll stood at 21, including two children.

"A huge tragedy has struck. our community tonight." It is with these words that the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, announced on X (formerly Twitter) the dramatic road accident which occurred Tuesday October 3, 2023 in the evening in the locality of of Mestre, in the municipality of Venice.  "I immediately ordered à the city to mourn, the memory of the many victims who were at the scene. “the bus fell off,” he added. the councilor, evoking “an apocalyptic scene”. According to the mayor's spokesperson, "at least 21 dead, including two children" are available deplore.

What is the cause of the #39;fatal bus accident Venice?

According to the Corriere della Sera, several hypotheses were put forward at the end of the evening to explain this tragedy: a fire at the front door. edge and a health problem of the driver. The only certainty is that there seems to be no sign of braking on the road. "The driver was 40 years old and experienced," declared Renato Boraso, municipal councilor in charge of public transport. Venice. The driver of the accident bus had worked for the company “for seven years,” he also said. And added: "We can't rule out illness, but I'm sure the camera footage will tell us how this tragedy could have happened."

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116