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Old 09-23-2005, 07:54 AM
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Interstate 45 shut down both directions-Bus Fire

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Old 09-23-2005, 07:59 AM
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No link I was listening to the radio coming in... a bus carrying evacuees caught fire on I-45 ....they got everyone off, but the bus exploded... now that is causing an already backed up situation to be even worse... Thank God they got the people off the bus
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:01 AM
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Fox just said people trapped inside bus. But who knows for sure. I hope your report is correct.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:02 AM
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Fox just said people trapped inside bus. But who knows for sure. I hope your report is correct.



HMMMMM The traffic people on the helicopter said everyone was off.... wonder what gives there?
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:03 AM
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the helicopter people are probably right. fox is slow on the reports sometime.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:06 AM
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the helicopter people are probably right. fox is slow on the reports sometime.


They were on the scene when it happened and captured the explosions on film..... it was a traffic Helicopter for CBS11 out of Dallas. They also do the radio traffic reports for the station I listen to.... KLUV Oldies Radio
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:08 AM
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Fox reporting several fatalities.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:15 AM
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Fox reporting several fatalities.

The bus caught fire at the engine, located in the back.... driver pulled over and evacuation started, and then it blew up three times according to the helicopter crew. They said that there were several on stretchers being carried to ambulances, but looked as if everyone got off the bus before it exploded.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:21 AM
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I don't know how it happened, but it looks like a Cincinnati news channel has the story.
http://www.channelcincinnati.com/new...37/detail.html
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:25 AM
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I don't know how it happened, but it looks like a Cincinnati news channel has the story.
http://www.channelcincinnati.com/new...37/detail.html

Its finally on the Dallas Morning News' website:


BREAKING NEWS Northbound Interstate 45 at Mars Road in Wilmer is closed after fire destroyed an intercity passenger bus filled with evacuees from Hurricane Rita. At least one person is dead and about a dozen others are being treated for injuries. Fire officials say an explosion preceded the fire. Northbound traffic is backed up 3 to 4 miles.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:44 AM
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Update!

A bus burst into flames outside Dallas on Friday, killing 20 people and closing a primary evacuation route for Hurricane Rita, WFAA-TV reported.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:46 AM
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A bus burst into flames outside Dallas on Friday, killing 20 people and closing a primary evacuation route for Hurricane Rita, WFAA-TV reported.
They seem to think the oxygen tanks being used by the elderly passengers played a role in the explosion. Sad very very sad.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:01 AM
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-- AP: Dallas TV station WFAA reports 20 people killed when bus loaded with Hurricane Rita evacuees erupted in flames south of Dallas.

OMG, look at the picture of the bus!!!!

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:18 AM
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:36 AM
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Do you ever get the feeling the world is coming to an end?
Mabel, you read my mind. How much more can be endured?

I'm sitting here, "safe" in Chicago, and my heart is just breaking for everyone affected by all this.

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:40 AM
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They just reported from Baytown....where I live, that if it hits a strong 4 or 5 that the residents might be exposed to a chemical cloud. Mean while...back at the camp, the mayor of Houston was again saying....."We told you this was going to happen if you waited too long to evacuate." We were told to make plans for evacuation many days ago. Why didn't some listen? Now, they are told to not get on the road because they can't make it out in time. I had posted earlier that some didn't want to leave due to jobs not approving missing work for the evacuation. The airport was announcing they were slower loading because many employees didn't show up for work. Now those people will come home to damaged, if not a total loss of their homes, without jobs to return to. This is very sad. They said storm surge expected in Baytown, if Rita continues on current path are 8-18 feet high. I am sad. Insurance doesn't buy back what you have collected over a life time. Insurance doesn't buy back my family.
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:29 AM
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Evacuee bus explodes as Rita closes in

A bus carrying elderly Hurricane Rita evacuees caught fire and exploded early today on a crowded Texas interstate, killing as many as 20 people. Forecasters say it appears Houston and Galveston could avoid a direct hit from the storm. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center has Rita making landfall along the Southwest Louisiana and upper Texas coasts late today or tonight. The storm is about 220 miles from the coast.
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:58 AM
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Wow, how tragic!! Prayers for all those who died, and for their families.
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:12 AM
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Bus fire, explosion claims 24 lives on I-45


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The burnt-out bus, with dead bodies still aboard, will be moved from Interstate 45 this morning to help ease traffic congestion for thousands of motorists fleeing Hurricane Rita.A bus bound for Dallas exploded early Friday on traffic-packed Interstate 45 in Wilmer, killing at least 24 mostly elderly nursing home patients being evacuated from Houston as Hurricane Rita approached. Thirteen others were injured and taken to area hospitals.


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Old 09-23-2005, 11:48 AM
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Bus fire, explosion claims 24 lives on I-45


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The burnt-out bus, with dead bodies still aboard, will be moved from Interstate 45 this morning to help ease traffic congestion for thousands of motorists fleeing Hurricane Rita.A bus bound for Dallas exploded early Friday on traffic-packed Interstate 45 in Wilmer, killing at least 24 mostly elderly nursing home patients being evacuated from Houston as Hurricane Rita approached. Thirteen others were injured and taken to area hospitals.


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They just reported from Baytown....where I live, that if it hits a strong 4 or 5 that the residents might be exposed to a chemical cloud. Mean while...back at the camp, the mayor of Houston was again saying....."We told you this was going to happen if you waited too long to evacuate." We were told to make plans for evacuation many days ago. Why didn't some listen? Now, they are told to not get on the road because they can't make it out in time. I had posted earlier that some didn't want to leave due to jobs not approving missing work for the evacuation. The airport was announcing they were slower loading because many employees didn't show up for work. Now those people will come home to damaged, if not a total loss of their homes, without jobs to return to. This is very sad. They said storm surge expected in Baytown, if Rita continues on current path are 8-18 feet high. I am sad. Insurance doesn't buy back what you have collected over a life time. Insurance doesn't buy back my family.
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:21 PM
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This is really sad
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:17 PM
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WFAA TV in Dallas reports the buslines had many infractions and the driver was an illegal with a Mexico Dr. Lisence...


www.wfaa.com


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Old 09-23-2005, 11:04 PM
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Another inexcusable loss of lives due to negligence or incompetence.

I'm surprised Sunrise Senior Living would contract with a bad busline or illegal driver. Maybe that's all they could find at the last minute? Or was it trying to save money, or negligence?
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Old 09-25-2005, 02:40 PM
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Federal investigators sought clues Saturday in the burned-out remnants of a bus that exploded in a traffic jam and killed 24 elderly evacuees fleeing Hurricane Rita.

The remains of the charter bus would be picked through for evidence, then National Transportation Safety Board investigators would try to piece together what led to the tragedy, said Keith Holloway, public affairs officer for the NTSB.
http://www.click2houston.com/news/5016463/detail.html
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