A bus driver who caused an accident in Portugal in 2015 with a bus full of Dutch tourists was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of four Dutch tourists. He was given a suspended prison sentence of three years and 10 months by the court in Portimao on Tuesday, the Volkskrant reports.
The Netherlands is taking legal steps in an effort to gain clarity about the cause of a fatal bus accident in Switzerland in 2012. The intention is to get a blood sample of the bus driver, who died in the crash, from the Swiss authorities, ANP reports
The accident happened in a tunnel in Sierre in March 2012. A total of 28 people were killed, including seven Dutch children. Many of the victims' relatives believe that the bus driver deliberately crashed the bus into the tunnel wall because medicine he was taking made him suicidal, according to the news wire.
The bus accident in Portugal on Wednesday night has claimed its fourth fatality. A 64 year old Dutch tourist, who was admitted to a hospital in Faro after the accident, passed away on Friday.
The bus driver was driving to fast, several of the passengers involved in the bus accident in Portugal on Tuesday night claim, according to the AD. Three people were killed in the accident and 26 were wounded. Seven of the injured passengers are still in the hospital, three of them are in serious condition.
Some of the victims of the bus accident in Portugal last night are flying back to the Netherlands on Thursday afternoon, travel agency TUI announced. TUI has made a plane available from Faro to Amsterdam for them. It is not clear how many people will make use of it.
Three Dutch tourists were killed in a bus accident in the south of Portugal. 29 others were injured, some of them seriously.