Bus Catches On Fire Before Rita Arrives…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hurricane Rita

The bus were carrying elderly passengers.

Sad indeed…

A bus carrying about 45 elderly evacuees burst into flames on Interstate 45 south of Dallas, killing as many as 24 people. It pulled over and people were getting off when a series of explosions ripped through the bus, said Dallas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Don Peritz.

Peritz said the fire was believed to have started in the bus’s brake system and may have caused oxygen canisters on the bus to explode. (Full story)

Say a prayer for the survivors. They need the positive support.


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