Children rescued after bus topples into Kansas creek


Reece Alexander, 6, gets a kiss as he is picked up by his relative after a bus accident sent the kids and bus into a creek on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Butler County, Kan. The driver was taken to a hospital to be checked for hypothermia and one child was seen being placed in an ambulance, but the Butler County sheriff said all of the children were eventually turned over to their parents. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Fernando Salazar)

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Dozens killed as bus falls from Guatemala cliff

At least 38 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when a bus went off a cliff on a hairpin bend in rural Guatemala, tumbling some 200 metres (660 feet) into a river at the bottom of a ravine, officials said.

Bus accident about 65 km west Guatemala City

Members of the public prosecutor’s office and rescuers work on the site of the bus accident, about 65 km west Guatemala City Photo: AFP/GETTY

By Reuters

9:01PM BST 09 Sep 2013

 Rescue workers said that the bus, which plunged off of a paved highway roughly 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Guatemala City, was completely destroyed and that 46 people had been taken to nearby hospitals to be treated for injuries.

Investigators do not yet know what caused the crash or what was the final destination of the bus, which was traveling south toward Guatemala City. Rescue workers said that conditions were dry and mostly sunny and that the bus was likely over capacity.

“There are 38 dead, among them six children and 12 women,” said Sergio Vasquez, a volunteer firefighter at the site of the accident.

Local television said many of those on the bus were vendors taking farm produce to market.

The last major bus accident in Guatemala occurred in 2008 when an overcrowded bus slid off a highway and down a 15-metre (50-foot) slope some 65 km (40 miles) southeast of the capital, killing 53.


Ten seriously wounded in Voi bus accident, driver escapes


Voi, Kenya: Ten people sustained serious injuries after the bus they were traveling in was involved in a road accident along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

Police said the Saturday morning accident occurred at Ndara area near Voi town involved a bus and a trailer.

Ndara area is regarded as one of the major black spots in the country.

Taita-Taveta Police Commander Richard Bitonga told The Standard that 10 passengers were admitted to Voi district hospital with multiple injuries.

He said five accident victims were still admitted to the hospital in critical condition while five others were treated and discharged. Thirty-six other passengers however escaped unscathed said Bitonga.

The police commander said the bus was traveling from Mombasa to Mwingi at the time of the accident.

He said the bus driver was trying to overtake a trailer traveling in the same direction without calculating the distance of the incoming vehicle.

In the process to avoid head on collision, the bus driver swerved back to his lane hence hitting the rear side of the lorry.

The police boss said the bus veered off the road and overturned injuring the passengers.

Bitonga said the driver escaped immediately after the accident and a manhunt for him had been launched.

Pregnant mother and young child killed in North Carolina boat collision


May 25, 2013: A pontoon boat is in shambles after it collided with a speedboat on a North Carolina lake. (

A pregnant woman and a young child were killed Saturday when their family’s boat collided with a speedboat on a North Carolina lake. 

Wildlife officials said a speedboat collided and went over the top of a pontoon boat around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the northern part of the High Rock Lake near Linwood. reports all the victims were family members on the pontoon boat. The child was between 2 and 4 years old. The woman was ejected from the boat and her body was recovered by a search crew later in the afternoon.

Another adult male was injured in the crash, and the family’s dog is also missing. The father, who was driving the boat, was not injured and no one on the speedboat was injured.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the collision. They say speed may have been a factor, though there is no indication that alcohol was involved.

No one on the pontoon boat was wearing life jackets, officials told They said the speed boat was driving well over 25 mph in a shallow part of the lake.