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The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:44 am

Busses are a very very dangerous means of transport. Particularly if they are a) in third world countries and b) are travering mountainous roads.

This thread will be a repsitory for reports of busses plunging to their doom.

#1 38 People Killed as Bus Plunges Off Highway in Italy
ROME — At least 38 passengers died and more than 10 were seriously injured, including children, when a bus plunged off a viaduct on a treacherous stretch of mountainous highway in the Campania region of southern Italy on Sunday night, officials told Italian media.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/world ... .html?_r=0
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n.b. extra points if the bus has a festive image painted on it's side
Extra extra bonus if the image is religious in nature
Extra extra extra bonus if the bus was part of a church outing of some sort (or mosque or temple outing) n.b.b. this does not refer to a church taking a gay member to a village square for public humiliation, even if he might like it. NOT that kind of outing.

n.b.b.b. Pardon the rules but I know you lot. :x :x
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by grayman » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:11 pm

ed wrote:n.b. extra points if the bus has a festive image painted on it's side
Extra extra bonus if the image is religious in nature
Extra extra extra bonus if the bus was part of a church outing of some sort
#2 Indiana bus crash kills pastor, pregnant wife, chaperone on teen trip
A youth pastor and his pregnant wife were among the three people killed when a bus overturned Saturday afternoon in Indiana, a deacon from the pastor's church said Sunday. The bus was returning from a camp in Michigan, said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard


ETA: numbering per ed.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:38 pm

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:45 pm

Not a plunge and not third world tho LA is getting there
Tour bus crash victims suffer 'basic blunt-force trauma injuries'
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... 2739.story
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:54 pm

does bus 'flipping' count, or must it literally 'plunge'? Must it be from this point on or is there a 24 hour prorated grace period?

If flipping counts and there is a 24 hour prorated window ...

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Authorities said a school bus carrying sixth-grade girls from Pembroke Hill overturned on southbound Kansas Highway 7 and multiple students and the driver were injured.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:02 pm

(AP) – A bus plunged into a deep river canyon in northwestern Guatemala today, leaving at least 44 people dead, according to officials. An additional 46 people were injured and taken to hospitals, says Mario Cruz, a spokesman for the volunteer fire department in the area. At the accident site, medical personnel were conducting autopsies on the dead, which showed multiple injuries. Cruz says about 90 people were aboard the Guatemala City-bound bus, which had an official capacity of 54 passengers. The dead included at least three babies.

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The bus fell into a river at the bottom of the 600-foot canyon around 8:15am in the town of San Martin Jilotepeque, apparently after the driver lost control on a curve. "From what we see, the bus crashed against a wall of rocks first and then fell into the cliff," says the local mayor. The area has mostly dirt roads that wind through steep mountains without guardrails or other safety measures
http://www.newser.com/story/173980/bus- ... ng-44.html

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:26 pm

I'm disappointed.

I thought this thread would be about ed plunging busses up his humungous ass. A new sexual practice only available to divinities.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by grayman » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:45 pm

I've lost track of how many vehicles I've watched go around the gates because they're willing to risk their lives (and their passengers) to save a few moments drive time. Dammit!

6 killed as Canada passenger train, bus collide
A double-decker bus collided with a passenger train in Canada's capital Wednesday, ripping off the front of the bus and killing six people, police said. Witnesses said the bus went through a closed crossing barrier, and passengers said they screamed "Stop, stop!" at the driver just before impact.
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ETA: Yes I know we don't know why the driver ran the gate. This sort of thing still concerns me.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by hammegk » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:24 pm

Neat suicide but deduct points for other deaths.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by DrMatt » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:22 am

There's a certain intersection in Michigan where people insist on running the red light and then hanging out half on the train tracks. When I drive, I refuse to run the red, and locals yell at me. The police agree with me, though.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by grayman » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:50 am

DrMatt wrote:There's a certain intersection in Michigan where people insist on running the red light and then hanging out half on the train tracks. When I drive, I refuse to run the red, and locals yell at me. The police agree with me, though.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:14 am

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/state/ ... ohio-crash
The State Highway Patrol says the driver of a Greyhound bus that ran off an interstate and flipped over apparently suffered a medical condition, passing out after choking on coffee just before the accident in southwest Ohio.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:17 am

The bus with Orthodox Christian pilgrims from Velikie Luky in the Pskov region of Russia crashed at 5:30 am local time near the city of Chernigov in northern Ukraine. The passengers were traveling to Pochaevskaya Lavra Monastery. There were 43 people on board the bus, including 41 passengers and 2 drivers.
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From http://rt.com/news/pilgrim-bus-crash-chernigov-628/


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"Local media report that the driver was behaving strangely minutes prior to the collision. He reportedly stopped before the crossing, left the bus and stood next to it for several minutes. Then he took the wheel again and drove forward, despite passenger protests."
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:22 am

Monday, July 29, 2013
Boy Who Survived Fatal Bus Crash in 2003 Now A Deacon
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April 27, 2013
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He survived the tragedy in Tembe, in which 21 students were killed, and to thank God he became a deacon and took the name Makarios.

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Being a Christian…

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:16 am

… can be very dangerous:

The atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 detonated in Urakami only 500 m (1640 ft) from the cathedral, completely destroying it. As Assumption of Mary (August 15) was near, Mass was held on the day and was well attended. Due to heat wave and collapsed stones all were killed.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:58 am

ed wrote:Extra extra extra bonus if the bus was part of a church outing of some sort (or mosque or temple outing)

Yahtzee!

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:49 am

Complement:
Fiery Bus Crash
October 5, 2013

Thank God for Church bus crash!
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:53 am

Another one:
1 pilgrim killed‚ 15 injured in micro bus accident
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by WildCat » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:03 pm

Do you have questions about God?

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:32 pm

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