Unfortunate timing

levadeiro/ October 24, 2006/ Madeira, News, Uncategorized

Two people had died this Monday around 15h40 when the car they were in was dragged by a land landslide at the falésia of the “Véu da Noiva”, waterfall located at the old road between São Vicente and Porto Moniz (north of the island).

According to the authorities the landslide was caused by the bad weather in that area and unfortunately it caught the vehicle with the two passengers on that exact moment. The whole vehicle was rocketed to the sea below. A very unfortunate timing.

Rescue teams were immediately present and they recovered the two bodies, although it was not easy due to the bad weather.

My deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of the victims.