Bus runs off cliff in Peru, killing 19 and injuring 25

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The scene in Huancavelica Peru, where a bus careened off a cliff, killing 19 and injuring 25.

17 adults and two children — ages 1 and 3 — were killed when the vehicle plunged some 260 feet of a steep hill in Huancavelica. One survivor reported that the driver, who lived through the crash, was speeding.

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At least 19 people were killed and 25 injured after a bus plunged more than 260 feet off a cliff in Peru.

Two children, ages 1 and 3, were among the dead, along with 17 adults after the bus careened down a steep hill in Huancavelica.

It happened about 152 miles southeast of Lima, the bus’s intended destination.

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9 injured in Burke County, North Carolina, school bus crash

9 injured in Burke County school bus crash

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 8:37 AM

(WCNC.com)  BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Eight students and one adult were injured during a school bus accident in Burke County Monday morning. 

Authorities in Burke County said the accident happened around 7 a.m. in the 3900 block of Frank Whisenant Road near Highway 126.

The bus was the only vehicle involved and overturned during the accident. Authorities said one wheel on the bus slide off the road and the driver tried to over correct before the bus rolled over.

The nine victims suffered minor injuries during the accident and were taken to a local hospital, according to Burke County officials.

The school bus was heading to Oak Hill Elementary School.

Deadly Bus Crash in The Middle East

At least 44 dead in Iran bus collision

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state TV says at least 44 people died when two intercity buses collided on a road south of the country’s capital, Tehran.

The accident happened late on Monday when one of the buses swerved into the opposite lane due to a flat tire, colliding head-on with the other bus. Both buses caught fire.

The TV says 44 people were injured in the accident. They were taken to hospital in the city of Qom, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Tehran.

Iran has one of the worst road safety records in the world. Statistics say that more than 20,000 people lose their lives in road accidents every year in the country.

The high toll is blamed on disregard of traffic rules, unsafe roads and poor emergency services.

Death toll rises to 41 in Kenya bus accident

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Source – The death toll has risen to 41 in a bus accident in Kenya, police said Thursday.

Thirty-five passengers were killed on the spot when the driver of the speeding bus lost control near Narok, 150 kilometres away from the capital, Nairobi, late Wednesday.

Six more died overnight and 41 passengers were seriously injured, traffic police commandant Francis Kimaru told dpa.

“We confirmed 41 people lost their lives, 37 casualties were treated at Narok District Hospital and four others were referred to Kenyatta National Hospital,” said Kimaru.

“The driver approached the place at high speed and was unable to control the vehicle,” he added.

It was still unclear if the driver was among the dead, Kimaru said.

In the six months until July, some 1,433 people have died in road accidents, police statistics show.

Four dead, dozens injured after bus and truck collide

Rescue services say some 35 hurt in accident between No. 377 Metropolin bus and garbage truck on Route 6

Police and rescue personnel seen at the site of an accident that left four people dead and dozens injured after a bus and a garbage truck collided on Route 6, Sunday, August 4, 2013 (photo credit: David Buimovitch/Flash90)

Police and rescue personnel seen at the site of an accident that left four people dead and dozens injured after a bus and a garbage truck collided on Route 6, Sunday, August 4, 2013 (photo credit: David Buimovitch/Flash90)

(Times of Israel) – Aug 4, 2013  –  Four people were killed and dozens more injured when a bus and a truck collided on a major highway near central Israel Sunday.

Rescue services said some 35 people were hurt, three critically, in the accident on Route 6 near the Sorek interchange outside Gedera.

The Metropolin No. 377 bus was traveling from Rishon Lezion to Beersheba. Pictures from the scene showed a garbage truck on its side near the bus.

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Apathy in India for Motor Vehicle Crash Victims

Man Begs Passing Motorists for Help as His Wife and 8-Month-Old Daughter Lay Dead in the Street — But ‘No One Stopped to Help’

No One Stops to Help Man in India Whose His Wife and 8 Month Old Daughter Lay Dead in the Street

Imagine this horrifying scene: You are driving down a frequently-traveled road and you approach the scene of a car accident. There are two bloodied bodies, one an 8-month-old baby girl, strewn along the pavement and a man is frantically trying to get help from passing motorists.

Do you stop to help, or do you just keep on driving?

Tragically, the latter was reality for one man in Jaipur, India. The man’s 8-month-old daughter and wife lay dead in the street as he begged passing cars to stop and help him — but no one did.

The man, identified the as Kanhaiyalal Raigher by India’s Prokelara News, had reportedly driven his motorbike into a tunnel before he was hit by a truck. His wife and two children were apparently riding pillion on the bike. The accident claimed the life of the man’s wife and his infant daughter.

A visibly shaken Raigher can be seen in released CCTV footage desperately seeking help from someone — anyone — that was nearby while also keeping an eye on his son who survived the wreck. Not only did several cars and buses drive past him without offering assistance, the truck that struck his motorbike and fatally injured the man’s wife and daughter also sped away.

Watch the absolutely heart-breaking and disturbing video below via NDTV:

The 8-month-old girl could have possibly been saved if she had received medical help sooner, according to reports cited by India’s First Post.

As the Huffington Post points out, “There are conflicting reports about how long the victims had to wait for assistance. India’s NDTV.com says that a biker stopped after 20 minutes to offer assistance. A video from the same organization says that no assistance was offered for an hour.”

Additionally, India’s Yahoo! News reports that the family waited 10 minutes before an ambulance arrived after some employees in the maintenance tunnel called the police control room. A police officer also noted that “several sports utility vehicles, cars and trucks passed by them. However, no one stopped to help the victims.”

Regardless of how long the family waited for help, the fact remains that, at best, it took 20 minutes for any average citizen to offer help to the victims. At worst, no one offered any help at all before emergency personnel arrived. It’s unclear whether passing motorists failed to realize the seriousness of the situation or if they just figured the police and emergency personnel would respond.

In reality, the accident could have been avoided. The crash occurred in the Ghaat Ki Guni tunnel at around 2:30 p.m. local time on Sunday. The tunnel is not supposed to be used by two-wheeled vehicles, however, a police officer told Yahoo! News that “two-wheeler riders flout this restriction to save time.”

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