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31 die in bus crash

March 31st, 2005 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Thirty-one people have been killed in a collision between two buses on the Damascus-Suweida highway, near the border with Jordan. Another 44 have been injured – four of them are in a critical condition.

It’s believed that the buses were travelling too fast. It isn’t clear where the buses were travelling to or from.


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Yuber // Apr 1, 2005 at 5.48 am

    The road to Dar`aa is known as the road of death!!! I’ve traveled on buses on it twice and i’ve always been warned of bus crashes. I guess the road to suweida is the same road (or is it)?

  • 2 sasa // Apr 2, 2005 at 10.37 pm

    The Damascus-Suweida road is also the road to Amman in Jordan. It is very dangerous because it’s straight and flat, so cars go very fast.

    The road to Beirut is also dangerous, but for the opposite reasons: it’s hilly, curvy and narrow. Maybe the Syrian Authorities don’t want us to leave the country!

    The maintanence of Syrian roads isn’t as bad as other Arab countries. There aren’t so many cars, and most drivers are professionals (there aren’t many private cars).

  • 3 Ayman // Apr 3, 2005 at 9.56 am

    It’s sad that such news does not make headlines in Syria. When 31 die and 44 get injured in an accident anywhere in the world, newspapers would be filled with articles, analyses on why this happens on our roads, etc. Highliting the issue can help us avoid a repetition of the disaster, while ignoring it means we still don’t value human life and we are ready to easily “accept” more deaths and more tragedies.

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