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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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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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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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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.
http://www.kctv5.com/story/23219750/mul ... rns-on-k-7
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(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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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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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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Neat suicide but deduct points for other deaths.
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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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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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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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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/


In matters suicidal:
"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."
From http://rt.com/news/dozens-killed-bus-train/
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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.

From http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/07 ... sh-in.html
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… 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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ed wrote:Extra extra extra bonus if the bus was part of a church outing of some sort (or mosque or temple outing)

Yahtzee!

Eight dead after church bus crashes into tractor-trailer, SUV in Tennessee
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Complement:
Fiery Bus Crash
October 5, 2013

Thank God for Church bus crash!
From: http://blogs.sparenot.com/godsmacks/201 ... bus-crash/
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Another one:
1 pilgrim killed‚ 15 injured in micro bus accident
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From: http://npsanjal.com/?p=10175
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ed wrote:(note to self: bag bus tour of scenic Peru)
bring personal airbag.
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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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Jesus is calling them home, hallelujah!
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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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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:

I invented "Bus Plunging" in 1927. I was robbed by you know who.
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Doctor X wrote: There are descriptions of people standing dead still holding on to the straps.

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

--J.D.
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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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Could someone start a plunging necklines thread?
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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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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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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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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.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/ ... 3V20150603
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Thanks Obama?

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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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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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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