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Couple: Truck was on fire before deadly bus crash

The demolished remains of a FedEx truck is towed into a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash on Thursday, April 10, between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California college. AP

A couple said a tractor-trailer truck was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, adding a new twist to the investigation of a crash that killed 10 people in northern California.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bus accident kills 8 kids on school trip in China

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Eight Chinese schoolchildren were killed and more than 10 injured after a bus carrying them overturned in southern China on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bus and truck collide, killing 14 in Brazil

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Police say 14 people were killed in a head-on collision between a dump truck and a minibus in northern Brazil.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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Nine people were injured after the passenger bus they were riding in rammed into a truck on the northbound lane of Edsa in Balintawak, Quezon City, Thursday morning.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

At least 30 dead in Thai bus crash–officials

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At least 30 people died and more than 20 were injured when a bus careered off a hillside road and into a ravine in northern Thailand, authorities said Tuesday, updating the official toll.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Killer bus’ operator suspended 6 months

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DRIVERS of GV Florida Transport Inc. wait at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board for the thorough inspection of their bus units following a deadly accident in Bontoc town, Mt. Province, involving a GV Florida bus. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday ordered the six-month suspension of bus operator GV Florida, which operated the unit that fell into a ravine in Bontoc town in Mt. Province last month, killing 15 people and injuring dozens of others.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LTFRB suspends Mayamy bus firm

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday issued a 30-day preventive suspension against five units of Mayamy Transport, Inquirer Radio 990AM said.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

AFP to pay tribute to artist Sicam

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One of the lead artists of Camp Aguinaldo’s famous painted walls was among those killed in the bus accident in Bontoc last week.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LTFRB inspects 27 buses of Florida Transport

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) started its inspection of GV Florida Transport buses on Sunday, checking 27 units at a terminal in Sampaloc, Manila.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

LTFRB takes ‘fresh’ look at evidence in Don Mariano case

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said a decision would soon be ready on an appeal filed by bus operator Don Mariano Transit Corp. (DMTC), whose franchise was canceled by the regulator on Jan. 14 after a deadly accident involving one of its bus units last year.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bus accident fatalities begin journey home

This unit of the GV Florida Transport Inc fell off a ravine on the morning of Feb. 7, 2014, landing at a small farm in Barangay (village)Talubin, Bontoc town in Mt. Province. The bus came from Manila. The accident killed 14 people, including 2 foreigners and comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez whose remains were driven back to Manila on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/Inquirer Northern Luzon

There was an eerie calm at the Bontoc General Hospital early Saturday as hospital workers were preparing the remains of comedian Arvin Jimenez, more popularly known as “Tado.”

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bus firm loses franchise for death of 21

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Bodies of passengers are covered in newspapers as they are laid down on the road after a passenger bus plunged from an elevated highway known as Skyway Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in suburban Paranaque southeast of Manila, Philippines. Officials said at least 21 people died, mostly passengers, and more than 20 others were injured in the accident. AP

The government imposed the “heaviest penalty” and cancelled the franchise of a 20-year-old bus company over the Dec. 16, 2013, highway accident that killed 21 people and injured 24 others in Taguig City.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: MMDA chair on proposed bus safety bond

A safety performance bond will expedite the process for bus accident victims who are pressing claims and I believe this measure will enforce discipline among bus drivers and operators. The proposed bond fund would be three times that of the bus acquisition cost.—Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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