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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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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.
NATIONAL
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...
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
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 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
WORLD
April 7, 2011 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
More than 50 bodies were found in mass graves Wednesday in the same area of northern Mexico where 72 migrants were massacred last year, authorities said. Officials in the state of Tamaulipas said they found 59 bodies in eight graves during an investigation of the March 25 abduction of a busload of passengers. One of the graves had 43 corpses. A statement from the Tamaulipas prosecutor's office said a joint state and federal investigation led to the arrests of 11 suspects and the rescue of five captives.
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.
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and wire service reports
Thirty-one people died and six were injured when a bus burst into flames after being hit by a truck in the northern state of Chihuahua, state authorities said today. "The truck apparently crossed into the lane carrying oncoming traffic and the bus exploded, catching fire immediately," spokesman Joaquin Olivas said. The accident, which occurred late Monday about 12 miles south of the city of Chihuahua, killed the truck driver and 30 bus passengers.
NEWS
March 21, 2011 | By Mary Forgione
An open bus seat could be harder to find. That is, if the Federal Transit Administration has its way. The agency recently asked to add 25 pounds to passenger weight allowances when factoring safe loads for buses. The FTA says it's seeking "an amount that more accurately reflects the changes to the average weight of Americans over the last several decades. " The proposal published last week in the Federal Register also cites these weight estimates: --The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculates a mean average of 195 pounds for men and 165 pounds for women in the United States based on 2008 data.
WORLD
July 29, 2010 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
A bomb blast tore through a crowded passenger bus Wednesday on a desert highway in southern Afghanistan, killing 25 of those on board and injuring about 20 others, some seriously, government officials said. All were said to be civilians. Afghan and Western officials quickly denounced the insurgency for the planting of homemade bombs along roads heavily used by noncombatants. So-called improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, are usually aimed at Afghan and NATO forces, but often wind up maiming and killing civilians instead.
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