A bus caught on fire just outside of Dallas this morning, killing 20 out 0f 45 senior citizens on the bus. The bus is suspected to have caught on fire due to an overheating brake system, which then ignited several of the passenger’s oxygen canisters. The passengers were from the Bellaire area (south west Houston) and were evacuating to Dallas to avoid danger and power loss. Senior citizens are especially susceptible to power loss due to the life preserving machines utilized by nursing homes. The scary part is that the community (not a home anymore) that the bus was coming from was the same one that my grandmother was in until the day before yesterday. She’s safe in Austin right now, but scary nonetheless. My condolences to the families of the bus passengers.
Here’s a link to the above story (via CNN).