* Thailand - 25 injured as bus crashes after brake failureKlong Toey,Bangkok,Thailand -The Bangkok Post -9 Feb 2007: -- A passenger bus went careering off the road and rammed into shophouses near Soi 82 on Charoen Krung road yesterday, injuring 25 people... The accident took place when driver Somporn Farichai lost control of the vehicle after the brakes failed as the bus was coming down the New Krungthep Bridge. The vehicle, carrying around 100 passengers, veered off the road and slammed into the shophouses... (Photo left, by KOSOL NAKACHOL - Two shophouses on Charoen Krung road were badly damaged after a bus veered off the road and crashed int* UK - Passengers injured in bus shunt
Brighton,UK -The Argus.co.uk, by Richard Gurner -8 Feb 2007: -- Two passengers were taken to hospital today when they were injured in three-bus crash... Roger French, managing director of the Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company, said: "It was down to error. There was a misjudgement as one bus braked. The one behind went into the back of it and then the one behind that went to the back"...
* Vietnam - Bus-train collision leaves 13 dead
Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam -The Thanh Nien Daily -Feb 9, 2007: -- A bus and train collided in Khanh Hoa province on Vietnam central coast, leaving 13 people dead and others seriously injured, police said Friday... Khanh Hoa province is about 450 kilometers northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. De said the bus, which was carrying 40 people, slammed through a barrier at a railway crossing on highway 27B and collided with the oncoming train... (Photo right)
* USA - Buses, Pickup Trucks Involved Crash
Des Moines,IO,USA -KCCI.com -Feb 9, 2007: -- Several vehicles and two buses were involved in a chain-reaction crash in Des Moines... Des Moines police said a school bus stopped to allow a pickup truck into traffic when another driver drove around the bus and slammed into the pickup... What followed was a chain reaction as a city bus hit two pickup trucks, and then one of the pickup trucks hit the school bus... Police reported only one minor injury...
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