A bus had a very serious accident this afternoon on the curve just above Miradouro do Pináculo.

As shown in the photograph, the vehicle, belonging to the Empresa de Buses do Caniço, which had left Funchal towards Assomada, is on the verge of falling.

As it was possible to ascertain, it was an accident with another vehicle that led to the bus ending up leaving the road.

There are indications that there are several injured.

The PSP has already cut the road, so anyone leaving the highway can only go to Cancela.

At least one ambulance from the Madeiran Volunteer Firefighter has already left for the scene, and ambulances from the Sapadores de Santa Cruz and the PSP mountain rescue team have also been called.