"The man and the woman sustained serious injuries after being run over and later died in hospital," said the GNR, explaining that the GNR will be investigating the circumstances of the accident.

According to the Faro District Relief Operations Command, the accident occurred in Aldeia Nova, a parish of Monte Gordo, and the warning reached the authorities at 20:32.

There were 19 operational and eight vehicles, from the GNR, from the Vila Real de Santo António Fire Department and from the National Institute of Medical Emergency in attendance on the scene