200yrs-old Oak Tree Kills 11

epa06145613 The Police tape secure the site where a large tree fell and injured several people in Largo da Fonte, in the parish of Monte, on the Madeira island, Spain, 15 August 2017. According to reports, the accident occured at a place where the feast of the island's patron saint was taking place.  EPA/HOMEM DE GOUVEIA

Stephen Adeniran

 

 

 

11 people were killed Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell and crushed them at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira, local media reported.

The public RTP television channel said at least 35 people were injured when the tree toppled into a crowd outside a church on the island’s southern coast.

AFP

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