Venice bus plunges off bridge – at least 21 dead – BBC News

At least 21 people including two children have died after a bus crashed off a flyover near the Italian city of Venice and burst into flames.

The bus smashed through a barrier and plunged alongside railway tracks in the district of Mestre, which is connected to Venice by bridge.

There are reports that the bus was powered by methane gas and fell onto power lines, leading to an explosion.

It’s understood the bus had been rented to take tourists between Venice and a campsite in the nearby Marghera district.

Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said it was “an apocalyptic scene, there are no words.”

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Jon Donnison and Mark Lowen.

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