A Brief History
On November 11, 2014, a horrible bus crash occurred in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Known as the “2014 Khairpur bus crash,” the accident happened when the bus collided with a truck, killing 56 people. For perspective, the deadliest bus crash in US history was the 1963 Salinas Valley Drunk Driver Train Crash in California when a jury rigged truck/bus was hit by a train, killing 32 people. Some other deadly bus wrecks include:
The Hida River Bus Crash of 1968, when two buses were swept off the road by a landslide during a typhoon, resulting in 102 deaths.
The “Death Road” Accident in Bolivia in 1983, when a bus on the terrifying Yungas Road crashed, killing at least 100 passengers.
The Cerro de la Silla bus wreck in Mexico in 1988, when the bus ran off the road and down a 150 foot ravine, killing at least 100 of the 111 passengers.
Note: Another horrible school bus accident happened in Egypt in 2012, when a bus was hit by a train, killing at least 50 of the 70 children on the bus.
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For more information, please see…
Galkin, Oleksii. The Beauty of Bus Wreck Scenes – Coloring Book – Bringing Crashes to Life with Color. Independently published , 2023.
Smith, James. Road of Death”Yungas.” Kindle, 2023.
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