A bus took a tumble near Venice, Italy. It plunged from a high-up road, causing a terrible tragedy. Sadly, it claimed the lives of 21 people and left 18 others hurt. That all happened on a Tuesday, as the authorities spilled the beans.
The bus was full of tourists from far-off places, including Ukraine. Renato Boraso, a bigwig from Venice, spilled the beans on that. He mentioned the bus was on a mission to get these tourists to a campsite. Word on the street is that there were also German and French tourists on board.
Venice prefect Michele Di Bari let it out that two little ones lost their lives in this mishap. It all went down in the Mestre suburb of Venice.
Luigi Brugnaro, the bigwig of Venice, hopped on X, formerly Twitter, and he painted quite the picture of the bus crash scene. He called it “apocalyptic” and announced that the city was in mourning for all the people who were on that bus.
Local news spilled the beans, saying the bus took a nosedive just a few meters away from the Mestre railway tracks. And, to make matters worse, it burst into flames! Thankfully, the emergency crews were Johnny-on-the-spot. State police rolled in, not just to lend a hand to the victims but also to do some sleuthing.
Mauro Luongo, who’s the head honcho of the Venice firefighters, described it as a real nightmare. Flames all around, people stuck on the bus – it was a scene right out of a horror movie. Sadly, it took them a whole hour to get some of the bodies out of that fiery mess.
And in the aftermath, four of the injured were in pretty bad shape. That’s the scoop from Boraso in the Mestre borough.
Venice City’s social media crew confirmed that they’ve whisked away all the injured to a nearby hospital and got those train tracks up and running again.
Over on the Veneto turf, Luca Zaia, the big shot in charge, spilled the beans on RAI state TV. He scratched his head “This is an important tragedy, but it’s difficult to understand how it happened,” and said “The bus was new and electric, and that street wasn’t particularly problematic.”
Meanwhile, Premier Giorgia Meloni didn’t hold back her feelings. She hopped on social media, pouring out her heartache. She typed away “Our thoughts go out to the victims and their family and friends.”