A survivor of the Malta tour bus crash has told how passengers screamed in panic when it hit a tree.
Michael Henderson, who is on holiday in Malta from Aberdeen, said it ‘all happened in a split second’.
He has been left partially deaf by the accident and suffered cracked ribs and head injuries.
His brother-in-law Simon Morrison, 43, is in a coma at Mater Dei Hospital following the tragedy on Monday afternoon.
He suffered serious head injuries, a broken arm and eye damage but was saved from choking on his own blood by quick-thinking niece.
Taxi driver Michael told The Scottish Sun newspaper: ‘Simon is still critical and will be for along time.
‘His lungs are very weak an he has head injuries plus a broken arm.
‘I’m partially deaf now and we’re all terribly upset. We’ve no idea what happened because it was so sudden.’
The crash on Valletta Road in Zurrieq left two tourists dead and 45 others injured.
Malta’s health minister Chris Fearne said most of the passengers on the sightseeing bus were from the UK and Belgium.
Read more: The Scottish Sun