Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fiery bus crash kills dozens in India

[ Hmmm.... many of my Indian friends live there... ]

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A packed bus crashed into a highway barrier and burst into flames Wednesday in southern India, killing 45 passengers who were locked inside the cabin after the driver escaped, officials said. The driver, a bus cleaner and five passengers managed to escape through a window in the front of the overnight bus, according to the transportation minister of southern Andhra Pradesh state, Botsa Satyanarayana. The other passengers were trapped inside the sleeper bus, which had an automatic locking system that could be controlled by the driver, said local police official Pradeep, who goes by one name.

Photo caption: A luxury bus which was traveling from Bangalore to Hyderabad, is engulfed in flames on the highway in Mahbubnagar district of the southern Andhra Pradesh state, about 140 kms from Hyderabad on October 30, 2013. A speeding bus exploded in a ball of flames after crashing into the central reservation of a southern Indian highway, killing 45 passengers as they slept. AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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