It has been confirmed that a 41-year-old man was killed in the accident at Caminho dos Tornos this afternoon. The man, who has not yet been named was married with two children.
Due to the severity of the landslide seventeen EMIR operatives and seven fire crews from the Funchal Fire Brigade, Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters and the Regional Civil Protection Service were called to attend the scene.
The Regional Civil Protection Service was called on to provide psychological support to both the family and colleagues.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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