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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:43 pm

ed wrote:(note to self: bag bus tour of scenic Peru)


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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:07 am

Bus Plunges Off Cliff in Brazil, Killing Scores of Passengers
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RIO DE JANEIRO — A bus plunged off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on Saturday, killing more than 40 people, emergency response officials said.

The bus was carrying families going to an evangelical Christian event in Paraná State when the driver lost control late in the afternoon on a curve in a highway through the Dona Francisca mountain range, sending the vehicle over a cliff into a tree-lined area in the Atlantic Forest. As rescue crews worked into the night on Saturday to recover bodies, the police said the death toll could climb as high as 55, including children.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by WildCat » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:12 pm

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Bruce » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:59 pm

The title of this thread is so specific that I decided to do a wiki search on it.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_plunge
Bus plunge stories are a nickname for a journalistic practice of reporting bus mishaps in short articles that describe the vehicle as "plunging" from a bridge or hillside road. The phenomenon has been noted in the New York Times, which once published as many as 14 "bus plunge" stories per year in its foreign news section.

The stories exist not only because of their perceived newsworthiness but because they could be reduced to a few lines and used to fill gaps in the page layout. Further, the words "bus" and "plunge" are short, and can be used in one-column headlines within the narrow, eight-column format that was prevalent in newspapers through the first half of the 20th century.

The adoption of computerized layout tools has reduced the need for such filler stories, but news wires continue to carry them.
There you go, ed. It was actually old timey newspaper editing that was causing all those bus plunges. Now that most of our news comes from the internet, there aren't quite so many plunging buses. It's safe for you to travel to third world countries and take a tour now. :wink:
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:25 pm

Bruce wrote:It was actually old timey newspaper editing that was causing all those bus plunges.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:04 pm

Bruce wrote:The title of this thread is so specific that I decided to do a wiki search on it.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_plunge
Bus plunge stories are a nickname for a journalistic practice of reporting bus mishaps in short articles that describe the vehicle as "plunging" from a bridge or hillside road. The phenomenon has been noted in the New York Times, which once published as many as 14 "bus plunge" stories per year in its foreign news section.

The stories exist not only because of their perceived newsworthiness but because they could be reduced to a few lines and used to fill gaps in the page layout. Further, the words "bus" and "plunge" are short, and can be used in one-column headlines within the narrow, eight-column format that was prevalent in newspapers through the first half of the 20th century.

The adoption of computerized layout tools has reduced the need for such filler stories, but news wires continue to carry them.
There you go, ed. It was actually old timey newspaper editing that was causing all those bus plunges. Now that most of our news comes from the internet, there aren't quite so many plunging buses. It's safe for you to travel to third world countries and take a tour now. :wink:

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Re: Being a Christian…

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Re: Being a Christian…

Post by Witness » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:34 pm

Doctor X wrote: There are descriptions of people standing dead still holding on to the straps.

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Re: Being a Christian…

Post by WildCat » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:26 am

Witness wrote:
Doctor X wrote: There are descriptions of people standing dead still holding on to the straps.

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Some really shitty camera work there.

And why the fuck is anything bigger than an ATV on that road?
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Ben Trovado » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:37 pm

Could someone start a plunging necklines thread?

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Bruce » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:51 pm

I think it would be fun to start a bus tour company in Chile called The Plunge. :D

Want to get away and go on a tour of the beautiful mountains of Chile? Take The Plunge!
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:13 am

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34171111
At least 15 people were killed when a bus crash on a steep winding road near the Brazilian colonial era town of Paraty.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Bruce » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:13 am

Bruce wrote:I think it would be fun to start a bus tour company in Chile called The Plunge. :D

Want to get away and go on a tour of the beautiful mountains of Chile? Take The Plunge!
The makers of Sense8 came up with an equally awesome idea; an African bus company called Van Damn.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:02 pm

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http://www.newser.com/story/213068/horr ... -pond.html

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:06 pm

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:29 am

Reuters wrote:Twenty-five Iraqi tourists killed in Iran bus crash
DUBAI, June 3

Twenty-five Iraqi tourists were killed and 16 injured when their bus plunged off a cliff in Iran's northern mountains on Tuesday, news agencies reported.

A brake defect caused the driver to lose control, sending the bus crashing 200 metres (650 feet) down into a river in the Alborz mountain range, Iran's Mehr agency said.

Authorities were still searching for one body, which might have been carried away by the river, a provincial crisis response official was quoted as saying.

Iran's IRNA news agency said the Iraqis were on their way to a Caspian Sea resort, while Mehr said they could have been pilgrims.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:58 am

Thanks Obama?

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:04 am

A train, not a bus. And not really much to it as it was empty: some security feature stopped it, the driver got out to check… and the train restarted without him. (Could go in the Ship of Fail… :lol: )

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But I post it because I quite often took that charming line from Yverdon to Sainte-Croix, where you can see goats, foxes and chamois along the rails. And certainly will again.

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:47 am

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by WildCat » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:22 am

Japan tour bus veers off mountain road; 14 dead:
Fourteen people were killed when a bus ferrying tourists to a ski resort in central Japan rolled off a mountain roadway in the early hours of Friday morning, according to local authorities.

The bus was carrying 41 people to Kita Shiga, a popular ski resort in Shiga Prefecture when it crashed near the town of Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, according to local police. Twenty-seven people were injured.

It's not known what caused the accident; images from the scene showed no show on the road and conditions were dry at the time of the crash, police said.

The overnight bus left Tokyo Thursday night and was carrying 39 people and two drivers.
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