April 25, 2011 |
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.
August 7, 2004 |
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.
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
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.