At least 21 die, 18 injured after bus falls from overpass near Venice

In Italy, at least 21 people reportedly died and 18 were injured yesterday after a bus fell from an overpass near Venice. The bus was running on methane and caught fire after the crash. It was returning from Venice's historic centre to a camping site when the accident occurred in northern Italy. The bus fell close to railway lines in the district of Mestre, which is connected to Venice by a bridge. The death toll is feared to rise further as several of those injured are in critical condition. The cause of the accident is still unclear and the authorities are still investigating.

However, Venice city councillor Renato Boraso said, one line of enquiry was that the driver, who was among those killed, fell ill before the crash. According to reports, the bus was also carrying passengers from France, Croatia, Ukraine and Germany. Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has expressed her condolences. She said that her government's thoughts were with the victims, their families and their friends.

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