18 Apr 2019 14:08

Putin extends condolences over German casualties in Madeira road accident

MOSCOW. April 18 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended condolences to the German authorities over the deaths of German citizens in a road accident in Madeira.

"Please convey my sincere condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of the deceased, and wishes of the soonest recovery to the injured," Putin said in his telegram, which is published on the Kremlin website.

The telegram was sent to German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.

At least 29 people died as a result of a tourist bus accident on the Portuguese Islands of Madeira on Wednesday evening. Most of the casualties were German citizens.