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Madeira crash: At least 29 killed on tourist bus near Caniço

At least 29 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47969994
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Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal's Madeira
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.

The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one house, local mayor Filipe Sousa told cable news channel SIC.

Local television showed bodies scattered over a rural hillside next to the Atlantic Ocean. Madeira, off northwestern Africa, is a popular vacation destination for Europeans due to its mild climate and lush, hilly landscape.

The dead included 18 women and 11 men, one of whom died later at a hospital, Sousa told public broadcaster RTP.
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Dammit didn't see the other post. Mine's better though.
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Bolivia bus plunges into ravine killing 25

Good headline. No unnecessary fat.

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A Boeing 737 aircraft arriving at the naval air station in Jacksonville, Fla., from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, skidded into the St. Johns River on Friday night.

All 136 passengers and seven flight crew members on board are alive and accounted for, officials at Naval Air Station Jacksonville said in a statement. Twenty-one adults were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries reported.
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That not a bus.

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It was a bus at the time.
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At minimum it is yet another example of the benevolent hand of ed.
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Rob Lister wrote: Sat May 04, 2019 4:18 pm It was a bus at the time.
If it had been an Airbus...oh well.
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That fell flat.

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Ah, India. You never disappoint.

At least 44 dead as bus plunges off Indian mountain road

Oh, and this:

"Around 78 to 80 people were on board the bus," said Akshay Sood, a senior civil servant in Kullu district, where the accident took place.

If that's the bus in the photo, I wouldn't think 80 people possible. Except that I've taken just such an overcrowded bus ride in Nepal on some seriously fucked up mountain roads. So I know they do it.


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Dots the truth
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Looking heavenward in supplication? Is that it?
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Bus plunges into river, killing 24 in northwest Pakistan

Pakistani police say a bus has fallen off a mountainous road into a river, killing at least 24 passengers and injuring two in the country's northwest.

Senior officer Raja Abdul Saboor says all those aboard the bus were members of an extended family from Upper Kohistan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

They were returning after attending a wedding ceremony when the accident happened on Friday in Kandian area of the district.

Saboor says police and volunteers faced difficulties in rescue and search efforts in the remote mountainous terrain due to unavailability of equipment and necessary resources.

Such road accidents often took place in Pakistan where motorists largely disregard traffic rules and safety standards on battered roads, particularly in the mountainous terrain in the north.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... n-65308283
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Witness wrote: Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:15 am

Such road accidents often took place in Pakistan Massachusetts where motorists largely disregard traffic rules and safety standards
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FTFY
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shuize wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:41 pm Akshay Sood

A name to conjure with ... Akshay Sood ...
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Admittedly a modest plunging:

https://i.imgur.com/TwZlI6G.jpg

The story: Sinkhole Swallows Port Authority Bus On Busy Street In Downtown Pittsburgh.
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But a plunging nonetheless
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19 dead in Siberia after bus plunges onto frozen river

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Could've been worse. Could've been summer.
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Bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia, leaving at least twenty five dead

At time of posting, BBC is showing its recent dreadful reporting incompetence. 150 metres does not equal 1600 feet.
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ceptimus wrote: Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:47 am Bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia, leaving at least twenty five dead

At time of posting, BBC is showing its recent dreadful reporting incompetence. 150 metres does not equal 1600 feet.
Excellent post showing 1) a plunge and 2) the dangers of m****c in reporting.

Well done.
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ceptimus wrote: Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:47 am Bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia, leaving at least twenty five dead

At time of posting, BBC is showing its recent dreadful reporting incompetence. 150 metres does not equal 1600 feet.
They've corrected it. And it doesn't matter if it's 500 or 1600 feet, it's only the last foot that dangerous.
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1600 gives everyone three more seconds to find Jesus.
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If I was Jesus, last-second conversions wouldn't count.
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shemp wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:08 pm If I was Jesus, last-second conversions wouldn't count.
Bro, I think I may have been baptized in absentia by Mormon in laws. I kinda figured one had to be...like...dead for that.
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Fid wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:48 pm
shemp wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:08 pm If I was Jesus, last-second conversions wouldn't count.
Bro, I think I may have been baptized in absentia by Mormon in laws. I kinda figured one had to be...like...dead for that.
Well, just for you, I'd count that and let you in.
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Sumatra bus crash: 25 killed after 262ft ravine plunge

Survivors tell authorities the brakes on the bus apparently failed, but police continue to investigate the cause of the accident.

https://i.imgur.com/b7ERVbp.jpg

...

The bus can carry 52 passengers, but it is unclear how many were on board at the time of the incident.
https://news.sky.com/story/sumatra-bus- ... e-11894592
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The astute will notice that a bus is not involved in this story*. I award special dispensation, though, since there is a video :o
VIDEO: Car plunges off cliff along Highway 1 in San Mateo County
BAY AREA
by: CNN/KRON

Posted: Jan 2, 2020 / 02:37 PM PST / Updated: Jan 2, 2020 / 02:44 PM PST
SAN MATEO COUNTY (CNN/KRON) — A car plunged off a cliff and the shocking moment was caught on camera.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office released video Wednesday showing a dark colored SUV speeding along the shoulder on Highway 1 near Gray Whale Cove before driving off the cliff.

The car doesn’t slow down before driving off the cliff and disappearing from the frame.

The base of the cliff has water that reaches up to 40 feet deep.

Search crews went looking for the car and the driver but only found tracks and car parts.

Authorities are now investigating.



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n.b. This is the ideal post for this thread (except it isn't really a bus :x )


* We might philosophize on the true definition of a "bus". An SUV is sorta a "short bus". Not really, figured I'd try.
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:oops:

mea culpa
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Reported for being a dipshit.
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Also, my guess is suicide.
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Bus crash kills 19, injures dozens on Myanmar-Thai border

A head-on collision between a bus and a car in mountains on the Myanmar-Thai border killed 19 and left more than 30 injured on Friday.

Images posted by local media showed the bus upside down after it span off the road and plummeted down a steep bank at a spot notorious for traffic accidents.
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/w ... order.html
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Witness wrote: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:35 am
Bus crash kills 19, injures dozens on Myanmar-Thai border

A head-on collision between a bus and a car in mountains on the Myanmar-Thai border killed 19 and left more than 30 injured on Friday.

Images posted by local media showed the bus upside down after it span off the road and plummeted plunged down a steep bank at a spot notorious for traffic accidents.
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/w ... order.html
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ed wrote: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:09 pm The astute will notice that a bus is not involved in this story*. I award special dispensation, though, since there is a video :o
VIDEO: Car plunges off cliff along Highway 1 in San Mateo County
BAY AREA
by: CNN/KRON

Posted: Jan 2, 2020 / 02:37 PM PST / Updated: Jan 2, 2020 / 02:44 PM PST
SAN MATEO COUNTY (CNN/KRON) — A car plunged off a cliff and the shocking moment was caught on camera.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office released video Wednesday showing a dark colored SUV speeding along the shoulder on Highway 1 near Gray Whale Cove before driving off the cliff.

The car doesn’t slow down before driving off the cliff and disappearing from the frame.

The base of the cliff has water that reaches up to 40 feet deep.

Search crews went looking for the car and the driver but only found tracks and car parts.

Authorities are now investigating.




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n.b. This is the ideal post for this thread (except it isn't really a bus :x )


* We might philosophize on the true definition of a "bus". An SUV is sorta a "short bus". Not really, figured I'd try.
Post has been reported for ed posting a car plunging post in the bus plunging thread.

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Iran bus crash kills at least 19 on mountain road

TEHRAN: At least 19 people were killed and 24 injured in northern Iran when a bus plunged off a mountain road into a ravine before dawn on Thursday (Jan 9), local news agencies reported.

Brake failure was believed to have caused the accident in Mazandaran province, 150km northeast of Tehran, official news agency IRNA said.

https://i.imgur.com/vxEhWEL.jpg

The bus was travelling between the capital and Gonbad-e-Kavous, a historic town near Turkmenistan renowned for its 11th-century brick tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wo ... n-12247502
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China sinkhole: Six killed as ground swallows bus
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↑ That BBC video drags a lot of Javascript in its wake – and when you allow that, the scripts want to load still more stuff. No thanks.
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Witness wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:22 am ↑ That BBC video drags a lot of Javascript in its wake – and when you allow that, the scripts want to load still more stuff. No thanks.
Replaced it with just a link to the news story.