DEVELOPING: 12 People Killed, 52 Injured by Fallen Tree During Portugal Religious Festival

LISBON, PORTUGAL (ALBOENEWS) — A large tree came crashing down on Tuesday, crushing a crowd during a religious festival on the island of Madeira.

According to AP, 12 people died total, with 10 dying at the scene. A child was among the deaths, as they died on the way to the hospital. 52 others were injured, seven of which have serious injuries.

The tree that fell on them, an oak that was over 200 years old, had to be cut apart in order to free the people trapped beneath it. The festival was a popular religious festival that is attended annually on the island.

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