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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:33 am

VERACRUZ, Mexico - Mexican officials say 20 people died when a bus plunged off a bridge and fell into a deep gorge.

The head of the civil defence office in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz says the accident killed 20 of the 25 people on board. Yolanda Gutierrez said the bus was apparently carrying members of a soccer team when it skidded off the bridge Sunday near the city of Cordoba.

The Veracruz state government said the bus was likely speeding, and the driver lost control when it went over a speed bump.
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http://www.timescolonist.com/mexican-of ... -1.2147859

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:35 pm

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Northern California bus crash kills 2, sends 8 to hospital
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending at least eight others to the hospital, authorities said.

Several other victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene in San Jose. Rescue workers still were tallying the number of injured and those who declined hospitalization, but at least one person suffered major injuries, the California Highway Patrol said.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/articl ... 768802.php
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:46 am

Laatin American Herald Tribune wrote:At Least 15 Dead When Bus Plunges off Peruvian Mountain Road

LIMA – At least 15 people died and a like number were injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the Peruvian Andes, police told EFE on Monday.

The accident occurred around midday at Kilometer 60 on the central highway, which links the Andean town of Tarma with Peru’s central jungle region, the police chief in the town of San Ramon, Julio Santos, told RPP Noticias radio.

“The vehicle ... fell into a ravine between 30 and 40 meters (100-130 feet) deep” leading down to the Tarma River, he said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The bodies of the dead were taken to the morgue in the city of La Merced and the injured were attended to at that city’s hospital.

Accidents of this kind are regular occurrences on Peruvian roads, with most of them caused by driver error, the poor state of roadways and vehicles and by rough rural conditions, particularly in the mountains.
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?Article ... ryId=14095

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Bruce » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:08 am

You ever have that dream where you're falling....

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by WildCat » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:44 pm

One person was killed and two people were seriously injured Saturday when a tourist bus skidded off the road and into a ravine in Norway, police and a rescue official said.

The accident happened in the mountains and fjords near the city of Aalesund, 340 miles northwest of Oslo, Norway's capital.

The bus was en route to Trollstigen, a steep road with a dozen of hairpin turns that leads to the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites, when it fell into a ravine, rescue spokesman Tor Ivar Sjaastad.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:29 am

Tour bus crashes into big rig in Desert Hot Springs; 13 dead, 31 others injured

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

Not exactly "plunging" but close enough.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:06 am

ed wrote:Tour bus crashes into big rig in Desert Hot Springs; 13 dead, 31 others injured
From the link:
Most of those who died appeared to have been sitting toward the front of the bus, including the driver.
Oh, so now drivers sit toward the front? Small wonder, then… :roll:

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by WildCat » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:44 am

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:51 pm

22 train cars plunge into river in California derailment


ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) - A California fire department says a freight train that derailed in suburban Sacramento has sent 22 rail cars into the mucky and swollen Cosumnes River.
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34481332/22- ... derailment

"mucky and swollen". I have heard Robs naughty bits described in just such a way.

In any event, not a bus plunge but a plunge nonetheless. Enjoy.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:52 am

At least 24 dead as Philippine bus plunges into ravine
Published April 18, 2017 Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine officials say at least 24 people have died after a passenger bus carrying about 45 people fell into a deep ravine in a northern mountain town in one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the country in recent years.

Disaster-response officer Mark Raymond Cano tells The Associated Press that the brakes of the bus apparently failed as it negotiated a downhill road in Nueva Ecija province's Carranglan town.

Cano says the rest of the passengers were retrieved by rescuers and taken to a hospital mostly with serious injuries.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/18 ... avine.html
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:16 am

Did two really die?






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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by sparks » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:31 pm

Fake news: There are no buses in Israel.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:30 am

They were not buses! They were SUVs!

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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Fid » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:05 am

"Try SCE to AUX."
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by ed » Sat May 13, 2017 11:40 am

Bus crash kills 17 in southwest Turkey tourist town
Seventeen people were killed and 13 injured when a bus carrying Turkish tourists crashed near the southwestern holiday town of Marmaris, a local governor said on Saturday.

Television footage from the scene showed a yellow bus lying on its side surrounded by ambulances, with bodies nearby.

The bus had traveled from the western city of Izmir, the governor told reporters in televised comments.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Bruce » Thu May 18, 2017 2:19 am

https://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.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.[3] It was spoofed in an episode of Mr. Belvedere where an immigrant said he felt the need to move away from India after a "bus plunge" (in a Hindi accent) killed his friends and family.
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by shemp » Thu May 18, 2017 3:27 am

I have a bus clogging my toilet and I need to plunge it!
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Re: The Bus Plunging Thread

Post by Papa Lazarou » Thu May 18, 2017 9:52 am

shemp wrote:I have a bus clogging my toilet and I need to plunge it!
Papa Lazarou can fix the block in your toilet...just give your wedding ring...
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