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Old 30-01-2017, 01:10 PM   #694
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Your January 2017 staged bus crash drills
Italy -
Hungarian students - 16 dead, just a burnt out shell, nothing to see. Sourced by Reuters
ixteen people were killed and about 40 injured when a bus carrying students from Hungary hit a pillar and burst into flames on a highway in northern Italy, police and the fire service said on Saturday.

Italian news agency Ansa said a number of pupils were thrown out of the vehicle when it collided with a pylon.

No other vehicles were involved and it was not clear why the bus went off the road, crashing into the barriers.
The bus was returning to Budapest with students, mainly boys, ages 15 to 17.
Police say 16 badly burned bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.
'One passenger is currently in an [b]induced coma]/b] and in life-threatening condition,' Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto told reporters in Budapest.
Standard fear story to generate national grieving back in Hungary.

Next - Saudi Arabia
At least six British citizens have been killed in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office has said.

Reports that a seventh person was also killed have not been confirmed. It is understood the dead include four people from Manchester and a married couple from Glasgow. A baby aged about two months is thought to be one of the victims from Manchester.
The Mail provides some photos

Not very convincing. Just more recycling.
And back in the UK?
A Bova coach owned by Williams travel of Camborne Cornwall

comes off the road, carrying schoolchildren around noon. [oughtn't the kids to be in school at that time?]

A coach carrying schoolchildren from St Ives School has crashed on the A30 near St Erth.

Emergency services are at the scene and the road's been closed in both directions.

Witnesses have described how the vehicle left the road, crashed through a hedge, and ended up in a field.

John Mackie is one of the drivers who called BBC Radio Cornwall: "There was a lot of children climbing out of the coach and climbing over the hedge and on to the grass verge."
no children to be seen. Just another road closure drill for the emergency services.

But wait, what's this back in 2009?
Fatal "crash" involving a Williams of Camborne coach? Surely not?
: December 23, 2009
TWO women have died and another 47 people were injured after a coach full of people returning from a Christmas night out overturned on black ice on an ungritted country road in Cornwall,

Police and ambulance personnel said at least six people were critically injured and another 43 “walking wounded” when the coach leftthe road and flipped over at Godolphin Bridge, between Hayle and Helston, just after 10pm on Tuesday.
Locals described the road as “treacherous” and said the rescue effort was being hampered by their vehicles sliding around on the ice.
The coach, believed to be full of local people, all aged between 50and 60, was returning from a festive trip to see the Mousehole lights near Penzance.

The crash came as Cornwall Council faced criticism for motorists for only gritting one in five roads in the county. Another man died in a crash, believed to be linked to the weather, on the A39 near Perranwell yesterday afternoon.

Ten ambulances and a search and rescue Sea King helicopters from RMB Chivenor in North Devon and RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall were at the scene on the rural road near the village of Townshend.

But Mr Chevalier said the operation was extremely challenging for emergency services.

Mr Chevalier praised the Goldolphin Inn and local farmhouses for opening their doors to the shocked casualties as they awaited the convoy of helicopters transporting them to hospital.
Drill written all over it

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