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Egyptian bus full of schoolgirls overturned by flood; 15 die

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posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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Egyptian bus full of schoolgirls overturned by flood; 15 die




FLOODWATERS caused by torrential rains swept a bus packed with 77 schoolgirls and their teachers off a highway in the country's south, killing 15 people, most of them students.

Poorly equipped rescue workers and local residents struggled to save those on board the bus, which overturned late on Wednesday in a deep trench created by strong flood currents along the highway leading to the city of Minya, 200km south of the capital Cairo.

The last two survivors were pulled out of the water in the early hours of today, a police report said.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing bodies of young girls


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posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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The dead included an ambulance driver who had rescued 20 of those on board the bus before the floods swept him away and he also drowned, the report said.

The schoolgirls and their teachers had been on a trip to Minya and were returning home to the town of Assiut when the accident took place.

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According to the police report, survivors recounted that the bus driver had stopped to have a closer look at the surrounding terrain, inundated with torrential rains and flooding, when the water suddenly swept them away.

Egypt's southern region, where village houses are built of mud bricks and the roads are poorly maintained, was heavily affected during the rains and bad winter weather earlier this week.



What is with this weather? It seems we on a global rainy season? Whats going on? It is very tragic to hear this.

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posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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A 'bus full of school girls' ?

... not a bus full of extremists... or poverty stricken egyptions.... or prisoners or war... or criminals...

School girls.

Great.

*Stomache turns*



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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Delete please, accidental double post.
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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:55 AM
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flash floods are common in desert countries - it doesnt take much rain



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:58 AM
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How sad. What the hell is up with the weather these days? My heart goes out to the parents.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 06:46 AM
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This time of year is in fact rife with extreme weather events in warmer climates. There is nothing particularly unusual about the flooding and so on that has occured this year. What is unusual is how closely packed together these various flood events are in terms of thier chronological placement, but other than that, theres nothing new here.
This of course is a tragedy however, and we should not allow delusion and fear to take away from the fact that fifteen families lost loved ones in this incident, and that this is no doubt one of many fatal incidents caused by the epic inflow of water to the region.
May the dead have rest, and the living have comfort in this dark time.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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This is Karma for the Religion of Peace welcoming 2011 with a suicide bomb against Christians.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by Constantlysilenced
This is Karma for the Religion of Peace welcoming 2011 with a suicide bomb against Christians.


What a stupid thing to say. This isn't the Crusades. People died and you take it as revenge (or "karma")?

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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by Constantlysilenced
This is Karma for the Religion of Peace welcoming 2011 with a suicide bomb against Christians.


OK so who did the bad stuff and ruined their karma that caused the Nore-easter or the new Wester or the 5 times the size of the UK flood zone in Australia, look at the plank in your eye before you comment on the dust in other peoples, fool.



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