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June 30, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Suspected Islamic rebels killed 13 bus passengers and wounded nine on the outskirts of the capital, Algiers, in Algeria's third such attack this month, medical sources and survivors said. The bus was on the southern outskirts of Algiers when five or six attackers appeared, first shooting the driver dead, then spraying the passengers with automatic rifle fire, survivors and state radio said.
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April 11, 2014 | By Dan Weikel and Ralph Vartabedian
State and federal investigators probing the cause of the fiery collision between a FedEx big rig and a charter bus in Northern California will delve into a wide range of factors from the health and rest of the truck driver to emergency exits and fire protection for bus passengers. "This is a very significant and unfortunate tragedy," said Jim Hall, a transportation safety consultant and former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. "The NTSB is going to have its hands full on this one. " Although the cause of the accident has yet to be determined, Hall and other safety advocates say it could focus new attention on the NTSB's efforts to improve bus safety and the behind-the-scenes battle over safety standards for motor coaches and other commercial vehicles.
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WORLD
October 10, 2002 | BARBARA DEMICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alert Israeli passengers prevented a Palestinian suicide bomber from boarding a bus near Tel Aviv this morning, but five people were injured when the bomber blew himself up as he was pursued. The incident took place shortly before 8 a.m. in Bnei Brak, a religious suburb of Tel Aviv. The bomber had attemped to board the bus through the back door, but passengers pushed him off and the driver closed the door, police said. The driver, from the Dan Bus Co.
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April 11, 2014 | By Paige St. John, Chris Megerian and Matt Stevens, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
ORLAND, Calif. -- Hours after a deadly head-on collision here claimed the lives of at least nine people and injured dozens more, skid marks from the charter bus carrying L.A.-area high school students extended nearly 100 yards down the pavement. The hulk of the charred bus sat nose down in a ditch, pressed against a mangled small white car. [Updated, 3:52 a.m. PDT April 11:  A 10th person died late Thursday. A California Highway Patrol dispatcher told The Times that the 10 victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck and the driver of the bus. Dorsey Griffith, a spokeswoman for the UC Davis Medical Center said one patient who was admitted into the burn unit died late Thursday evening.
WORLD
April 25, 2011 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
Suitcases started piling up, unclaimed, at the depot where buses crossing northern Tamaulipas state ended their route. That should have been an early clue. Then the bodies started piling up, pulled by forensic workers from two dozen hidden graves in the scruffy brush-covered ravines around the town of San Fernando, 80 miles south of this city that borders Brownsville, Texas. At least 177 corpses have been recovered in the last few weeks, most of them, officials now say, passengers snatched from interstate buses, tortured and slaughtered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1990
A RTD bus slammed into the back of a car on the San Bernardino Freeway in West Covina Friday, sending it into a roll and injuring the car's driver and three bus passengers, authorities said. The driver, Nick Veronica, 30, of El Monte, was in good condition at Queen of the Valley Hospital; the bus passengers were treated and released. The bus was westbound when it slammed into the car about 4:55 p.m., a spokeswoman for the West Covina Fire Department said.
NATIONAL
August 7, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Greyhound bus rammed into a tractor-trailer as the truck moved from the breakdown lane onto Interstate 40 near Jackson, killing two passengers and the bus driver, authorities said. Seventeen other bus passengers were hospitalized with various injuries, officials said. The two truckers were unhurt. The impact crushed the nose of the bus back to a few rows behind the driver's seat, said Capt. Lynn Allen of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
TRAVEL
October 20, 1996
I cannot pass up commenting on your article on group travel ("Group Travel Travails," Sept. 22.) I want you to know that in September 1982, my cousin and I took an American Express tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland with 45 other bus passengers, and it was perfect. No latecomers, whiners, sourpusses or compulsive shoppers. We were a decidedly mixed group, age- and ethnicity-wise. CAROL COLVER San Bernardino
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April 11, 2014 | By Paige St. John, Chris Megerian and Matt Stevens, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
ORLAND, Calif. -- Hours after a deadly head-on collision here claimed the lives of at least nine people and injured dozens more, skid marks from the charter bus carrying L.A.-area high school students extended nearly 100 yards down the pavement. The hulk of the charred bus sat nose down in a ditch, pressed against a mangled small white car. [Updated, 3:52 a.m. PDT April 11:  A 10th person died late Thursday. A California Highway Patrol dispatcher told The Times that the 10 victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck and the driver of the bus. Dorsey Griffith, a spokeswoman for the UC Davis Medical Center said one patient who was admitted into the burn unit died late Thursday evening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Rong-Gong Lin II
A fiery head-on collision Thursday between a FedEx truck and a charter bus carrying Los Angeles-area high school students killed at least nine people and injured dozens. The crash on the 5 Freeway in Northern California had bus passengers en route to visit Humboldt State University fleeing for their lives. Dramatic images from the scene showed burned-out hulls of several vehicles. LAUSD officials said students from Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Koreatown and Manual Arts High School in South L.A. were on the trip to Humboldt, though it was unclear whether they were on the bus that crashed.
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November 5, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Passengers fled out the back of an Oakland commuter bus Monday after police say a man wearing a kilt was set on fire. The victim, described only as an 18-year-old man, was taken to the burn unit at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital with burns to his legs shortly after he was set ablaze about 5:10 p.m., KTVU-TV reported. The man may have been dozing when the attack occurred as the bus traveled along  MacArthur Boulevard near Ardley Street.  Neither AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson nor police could disclose the severity of his injuries, according to the Bay Area News Group.
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March 16, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- You've heard of snakes on a plane, but roaches on a bus? Passengers on a Greyhound bus headed to New York City on Friday may have wished for deadly vipers to slither up the aisles, as they did in the 2006 movie "Snakes on a Plane," instead of the bugs that began crawling over them shortly after they had left Atlantic City, N.J. The creepy stowaways began making their appearance about 15 minutes into the trip, forcing the driver to...
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February 7, 2013 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
MOUNTAIN HOME VILLAGE - Smoke from the warm fire inside Fred Richardson's home hung in the mountain air outside his house Wednesday, masking the heartbreak inside and throughout the tiny creekside town where he lived for seven decades. His son, Steve, grieved silently on the front porch. Along with the wind sifting through the pines and sycamores, the only other sound came from traffic winding down the mountain highway just a few blocks away - the same highway that took his father's life.
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February 5, 2013 | By Phil Willon, Richard Marosi and Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
Victor Cabrera Garcia had never seen snow, so his mother and grandparents decided that Sunday was as good a time as any to take the 13-year-old boy on a bus trip to the white-capped San Bernardino Mountains. But after night fell Sunday, tragedy followed. On the way down the winding mountain road from Big Bear, the passenger bus picked up speed - and then more speed. "We just lost our brakes!" the bus driver reportedly yelled. Gabriel Olivas, the boy's step-grandfather, grabbed his wife and gripped the seat in front of him. The bus flipped.
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May 18, 2011 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
An underground electrical transformer vault exploded Tuesday in Westwood near UCLA, sending smoke and a plume of flame shooting up from the street and propelling a manhole cover into the back of a Metro bus, Los Angeles city fire officials said. The bus driver was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and treated for a "stress reaction," Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Marc Littman said. None of the 25 passengers on board were injured, even though the back of the bus was passing over the manhole when the cover blew, shattering the vehicle's rear windows.
NEWS
January 18, 1989
At least 51 people, including 35 schoolgirls, were killed when a train slammed into a crowded bus in southern Sri Lanka. About 72 bus passengers were injured in the accident at an unprotected level crossing at Ahungalle, 60 miles south of Colombo, the capital. No one on the train was hurt. The state-owned bus was carrying students from four local schools who were returning home from a visit to a clinic. The train, traveling about 50 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1988
A rifle shot shattered the windshield of a Compton Unified School District bus carrying 50 students from Dominguez High School to their homes, authorities said. There were no injuries, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Eric Eshelman said. There were no suspects in custody and deputies have not determined a motive for the shooting, Eshelman said.
WORLD
April 25, 2011 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
Suitcases started piling up, unclaimed, at the depot where buses crossing northern Tamaulipas state ended their route. That should have been an early clue. Then the bodies started piling up, pulled by forensic workers from two dozen hidden graves in the scruffy brush-covered ravines around the town of San Fernando, 80 miles south of this city that borders Brownsville, Texas. At least 177 corpses have been recovered in the last few weeks, most of them, officials now say, passengers snatched from interstate buses, tortured and slaughtered.
WORLD
April 8, 2011 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
Mexican authorities announced Friday the discovery of 13 more bodies in the violence-torn border state of Tamaulipas, where 59 bodies were unearthed in eight pits earlier this week. It was not immediately clear if the latest two graves, found Thursday, were related to the others. The 13 bodies, all men and thought to be Mexican, were discovered in a different spot than the other graves, a state official said. Authorities found the previous bodies while investigating mass kidnappings of passengers from buses passing through the area.
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