At least 20 people die after coach crashes off an overpass near Venice
- The coach veered off the road and fell close to railway lines in the Mestre district
At least 20 people died today after a coach crashed off an overpass near Venice in northern Italy.
The coach veered off the road and fell close to railway lines in the district of Mestre – connected to Venice by a bridge – but the cause of the accident was still unclear, Italian news agencies have reported.
‘It’s an apocalyptic scene. I am speechless,’ Mayor Luigi Brugnaro posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Sky Italia reported that 18 bodies had so far been dragged from the wreckage after the coach caught fire, with numerous others injured.
This is a breaking news story. More to follow.
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