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Passengers shocked as tree falls on gas-powered bus
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Passengers shocked as tree falls on gas-powered bus

17.09.2015 From our online archive
There was a moment of shock for passengers on a gas-powered bus in Esch-sur-Alzette on Wednesday evening, when a tree came crashing down on the roof causing gas to leak.

(ADW) There was a moment of shock for passengers on a gas-powered bus in Esch-sur-Alzette on Wednesday evening, when a tree came crashing down on the roof causing gas to leak.

The incident occurred in the late afternoon just after the weather service issued storm warnings across the country.

While the bus was still moving the tree fell on it, slid off the back of the vehicle and landed on a parked car nearby.

A spokesperson for the bus company TICE told Luxemburger Wort that the tree had broken a screw located on the roof, part of the vehicle's gas system, causing a leakage of gas, but not for long. "The safety device worked perfectly, so that the gas flow was stopped immediately when the engine stopped" he explained.

All passengers were able to leave the bus unharmed and although in no danger at any time, were no doubt shocked by the incident.

The episode happened during a “severe” weather warning by Meteolux when gale force winds of up to 100 km per hour were forecast. However the warning was lifted later in the evening.

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