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Posted: 9/23/2005 3:54:35 AM EDT
On Fox News now... filled w/ elderly evacuees from Houston and Galveston area..
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:01:24 AM EDT
heard it was an oxygen bottle, no further details...
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:07:54 AM EDT
probably little old lady with oxygen bottle sitting next to the chain smoker.

or worse yet...a whole bus of people on oxygen (filling the bus with pure oxygen) and
someone decides to light up.

Essayons
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:18:05 AM EDT
It doesn't look good, but I hope they were able to get people off it before it became fully engulfed.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:20:09 AM EDT
That's all they needed with all the traffic and trying to get out of harms way. Hopefully no one got injured.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:21:05 AM EDT
Multiple fatalities.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:24:21 AM EDT
Definitely Bush's fault.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:25:38 AM EDT
I heard one confirmed fatality, but I'm waaay over here in Tokyo... probably not quite as up to date as y'all.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:34:56 AM EDT
Fox reported sparks from the brakes ignited the gas tank, not an oxygen bottle onboard.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:35:18 AM EDT
They are now reporting that no one made it off the bus. It exploded with all people on board. They are reporting at least 20 dead but could be more.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:42:47 AM EDT
I'm seeing that some got off, Diss. Multiple oxygen bottles exploding in sequence, though.

See all the SUVs behind it hooking off into the countryside?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:44:06 AM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:45:07 AM EDT
Bush's fault, he hates old people.

Essayons
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:52:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 4:56:09 AM EDT by kill-9]
From the front page of cnn.com:


BREAKING NEWS AP: Dallas TV station WFAA reports 20 people killed when bus loaded with Hurricane Rita evacuees erupted in flames south of Dallas.






Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:53:30 AM EDT
This is terrible........
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:56:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:59:01 AM EDT
OK Tinfoil hat on......What if it was a suicide bomber? Do you think the govt would say so?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:02:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:09:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 5:11:03 AM EDT by FLGreg]
CNN just had a close up of the bus with blue tarps over ALL of the seats and reporting up to 20 dead on the scene....all elderly folks from a nursing home.

O2 bottles most likely.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:44:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 5:45:29 AM EDT by twonami]
jeez, 24 dead
just a fucking horrible way to go
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 6:37:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hellhound:
Definitely Bush's fault.



Only if it was full of black people..... After all, he does hate them.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:04:58 AM EDT
goatfuck.........
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:18:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chokey:
Fox reported sparks from the brakes ignited the gas tank, not an oxygen bottle onboard.



Diesel fuel?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:20:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zeekh:
OK Tinfoil hat on......What if it was a suicide bomber? Do you think the govt would say so?



Take it off for now. Nearly any device would have changed the shape of the frame or blown a hole in it. The frame is perfectly intact, with just the skin of the bus burnt off.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:24:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By Chokey:
Fox reported sparks from the brakes ignited the gas tank, not an oxygen bottle onboard.



Diesel fuel?



Yeah, not likely.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:33:56 AM EDT
local news reporting 24 dead all were elderly 79-101 years old from a nursing home in bellair (township in houston). some of the people were wheelchair bound. after the fire started the o2 tanks did explode. s.o. deputies and police tried to save the passengers. but they were forced back due to the exploding o2 bottles.

thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and there families
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:34:49 AM EDT
As terrible as the drownings were at the LA rest home, I wondered at the time how unsafe it would be to evac multiple old folks on oxygen or bad hearts, etc....
Seems to me sheltering them in place has fewer overall risks than transporting them. Looks like you are bound to lose some of them one way or the other.

At any rate, this is a real shame. What a horrible way to go.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:37:30 AM EDT
I wouldn't rule out static electricity.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:34:01 PM EDT
Latest reports are 24 dead, 12 in the hospital. Witnesses reported a fire in the rear area of the bus, possibly a brake fire. Also some issue with a tire being changed yesterday. Traffic reporters could see the O2 bottles cooking off this morning.

Traffic is bad in that area every day without the extra cars. Stop and go traffic, a flat tire or a brake pad problem......a fire isn't hard to understand. Hell of a way to go.
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