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Kim Expresses 'Bitter Sorrow' After Crash Kills 32 Tourists

Chinese citizens died when bus plunged off bridge

(Newser) - A crash that killed 32 tourists from North Korea's chief ally brought "bitter sorrow" to the heart of leader Kim Jong Un, according to Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency. The agency—in a rare admission of bad news—said the Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were... More »

To Honor Humboldt, Canadians Grab Their Sticks

Thousands in Canada (and around the world) are using #PutYourSticksOut

(Newser) - It started when a resident of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, left a hockey stick standing on the porch. "The boys might need it … wherever they are," the person wrote in a text to TSN hockey analyst Brian Munz, referring to the 15 people killed Friday when a bus carrying... More »

In Wake of Hockey Team Crash, a Painful Coroner Mix-Up

Player identified as dead is alive, and vice versa

(Newser) - A wrenching mix-up in the aftermath of the deadly collision of a bus carrying a junior hockey team with a semi-trailer on Friday evening in Western Canada. The death toll stands at 15, with the CBC reporting player Xavier Labelle had been put on the list of the dead. The... More »

43 Hurt as Bus Carrying NY Teens Hits Overpass

Crash mangled entire top half of charter bus

(Newser) - A charter bus carrying teenagers returning from a spring break trip Sunday night struck a bridge overpass on Long Island, seriously injuring six passengers and mangling the entire length of the top of the bus, the AP reports. The crash happened shortly after 9pm Sunday on the Southern State Parkway... More »

Tour Bus En Route to Masters Overturns

15 people injured, driver arrested

(Newser) - A charter bus headed to the Masters golf tournament overturned on a Georgia interstate Thursday, injuring 15 people and snarling traffic as scores of fans made the pilgrimage to one of the sport's premier events. The bus driver was charged with driving under the influence, the AP reports. The... More »

Bus With Students From Disney World Plunges Into Ravine

The driver was killed, many passengers hurt

(Newser) - A bus carrying Texas high school band members home from Disney World plunged into a ravine before dawn Tuesday in Alabama, killing the driver and injuring many passengers, authorities said. First responders used ropes to rappel down the 50-foot ravine in the middle of Interstate 10 to reach them, and... More »

18 Killed, Nearly 50 Injured in Double-Decker Bus Crash

Bus was returning from horse-racing track in Hong Kong

(Newser) - At least 18 people were killed and nearly 50 more injured when a double-decker bus carrying spectators and workers from a horse-racing track crashed Saturday in Hong Kong, the BBC reports. According to CNN , images from the scene show the bus on its side with its top apparently torn off.... More »

The Weather and Roads Were Clear. Then, a NYE Tragedy

13-year-old girl killed in Greyhound bus crash in Utah; 11 others injured, including the driver

(Newser) - A Greyhound bus careened from a highway and plunged into a deep wash, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring 11 other people on New Year's Eve in rural Utah, state troopers said Monday. Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the crash along Interstate 70, west of the... More »

They Left the Cruise to See Mayan Ruins. Then, a Crash

11 passengers and Mexican guide are killed

(Newser) - A bus carrying cruise ship passengers on an excursion to Mayan ruins in southeastern Mexico flipped over on a narrow highway Tuesday, killing 11 tourists, including a child, and their Mexican tour guide. Around 20 other people were injured, officials say. Seven Americans and two Swedes are among the injured,... More »

Man, 65, Saves Busload of Tourists From Tragedy

Police laud passenger's quick reflexes after driver collapses in Austrian Alps

(Newser) - A French tourist is being praised for saving a busload of fellow passengers from "catastrophe" after the driver passed out. The bus was on a winding road in the Austrian Alps near Schwaz when the 76-year-old driver collapsed, the BBC reports. As the bus was careening toward a precipice,... More »

3 Dead as City Bus, Tour Bus Collide in NYC

Pedestrian, tour bus driver, and one passenger are dead

(Newser) - A city bus and a tour bus collided and spun around in a New York City intersection on Monday, leaving three people dead, including a pedestrian, officials said. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was shocked by the "sheer destruction" and noted that "one of those who was... More »

18 Dead in Germany Bus Crash

'After we got there, nobody else got off the bus'

(Newser) - A bus carrying German seniors on holiday slammed into the back of a truck that had slowed for a traffic jam and burst into flame Monday , killing 18 people on a major highway in Bavaria, authorities said. More than two dozen people who were hurt escaped the bus before it... More »

Many Missing After Horrific Bus Crash

31 hurt, 17 unaccounted for, police in Germany say

(Newser) - Police in Germany say 17 people are unaccounted for after a horrific crash turned a bus with more than 40 passengers on board into a charred ruin. The bus went up in flames after crashing into a truck near the Bavarian town of Muenchberg early Monday, the AP reports. Police... More »

Bus Slams Into Street Fest, Kills 38

Haiti driver was trying to flee scene of another accident

(Newser) - A bus plowed into people taking part in an early morning street festival in Haiti on Sunday, killing at least 38 people and injuring 17, rescue officials say. The accident occurred around 3am in the city of Gonaives when a passenger bus first hit two people at a bus stop... More »

4 Dead After Train, Bus Collide

Biloxi accident is under investigation

(Newser) - A bus and freight train collided Tuesday in Biloxi, Miss., leaving four people dead, CNN reports. A charter bus from Austin, Texas, was attempting to cross train tracks when it got stuck and was hit by the train. There were 50 to 60 passengers on the bus; in addition to... More »

16 Killed in Fiery Italy School Bus Crash

Hungarians were returning from ski trip

(Newser) - A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy Friday night and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police say. Out of 39 survivors, 26 were injured, some seriously, the AP reports. No other vehicles were involved... More »

Bus Driver Left His Route to Take Winding Road

6th child died Wednesday, say investigators

(Newser) - A sixth child has died as a result of Monday's school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., meaning bus driver Johnthony Walker, 24, will face an additional count of vehicular homicide, reports the AP . He's also charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving after three fourth-graders, a first-grader, and... More »

Dazed Kids Said 'Mama' When Asked Mothers' Name

One mom says she complained about driver for months

(Newser) - Doctors at a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital say there were heartbreaking scenes of confusion when young children arrived after Monday's horrific school bus crash . "Many were scared or too dazed to talk to us," says Dr. Darvey Koller, emergency room chief at TC Thompson Children's Hospital, per... More »

School Bus Crash Leaves 5 Dead

Police looking at speed as a factor

(Newser) - A school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Monday afternoon killed at least five and injured at least 20 more, authorities say. It was unclear Monday night whether all of the dead were children. Police haven't determined what happened, but they say early reports suggest the bus hit a utility... More »

Baltimore School Bus Crash 'Sounded Like a Trainwreck'

No kids on school bus that slammed into commuter bus, but 6 people died

(Newser) - Police are investigating a Tuesday morning crash in Southwest Baltimore between a school bus and a commuter bus that left six dead, the Baltimore Sun reports. No children were reportedly on the school bus, but the driver of that bus died, while five people on the MTA bus perished, Baltimore... More »

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