KRAZY KATS

Welcome to Krazy Kats - a friendly informal online community discussing life issues that we care about. Open 24/7 for chat & chill. Come and join us!


The Video of the Week currently showing on LAL Portal Page is: 'Science and the Séance'


42 killed in Morocco's worst ever bus crash

Share
avatar
Kitkat
Admin Kat
Admin Kat

Posts : 3777
Likes received : 39
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend

42 killed in Morocco's worst ever bus crash

Post by Kitkat on Tue 04 Sep 2012, 18:10

RABAT: A bus plunged into a ravine in the Atlas mountains of southern Morocco early on Tuesday killing at least 42 people, a security official said, in the worst such accident recorded in the kingdom.

The tragedy occurred as the bus was heading towards Marrakesh, after crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest in Morocco. The road, linking the central Moroccan city with the Sahara gateway town of Ouarzazate, winds through the mountains for dozens of kilometres.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/9/4/reutersworld/1209042137-42-killed-in-moroccos-worstever-bus-cra&sec=reutersworld

I have been on that road, through the Atlas Mountains, not in a bus though, in a car - travelling above the clouds and sometimes into and through thick clouds in front of you like an eerie fog - where you had to put your headlights on to see a few inches in front of you. On turning a bend you would see the fog-like cloud in front of you, no way of avoiding it. For the most part it is a very thin, stony, windy road built into the mountains; mountain on one side - and on the other side nothing between you and a scary drop of thousands of feet. An amazing experience with the most awesome views, but I remember having my heart in my mouth the whole journey, wondering what might happen if you were to meet a vehicle coming the other way. scared wary
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1243
Likes received : 23
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: 42 killed in Morocco's worst ever bus crash

Post by Stardust on Wed 12 Sep 2012, 09:55

Terrible accident. Those roads are always hazardous.
Breaks my heart to think of all the grieving families.



Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.

    Current date/time is Wed 19 Dec 2018, 16:28