Rita: Don’t You Try and Run Away From Me!

Rita Bus BlastIn one of those “damned if you do, damned if you don’t moments,” 45 elderly evacuees died in a bus explosion. And this wasn’t just any explosion, I mean look at the picture. We’re talking nothing but the frame left.

The weird part is the bus apparently pulled over before “explosions” went off. From the article

The bus, carrying about 45 elderly evacuees, burst into flames on Interstate 45 south of Dallas. It pulled over and people were getting off when a series of explosions ripped through the bus.

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.

So let this be a lesson to everyone out there. When fleeing from a Cat-4 hurricane, do not take your oxygen tanks when riding on a greyhound. It’s a rookie mistake.

And no, I’m not giddy from this misfortune. Fate just had their numbers apparently. It was either drowned in Rita or burn in transit. Luckily, the other 1.8 million probably got out OK.

Update: I should also have stated, “don’t you New Orleans residents come back!” There are new breaks and water is already going over the levees again. Guess they’ll have to leave again.

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