Thursday, May 31, 2012

Squashed Bus in Roseau

When we were taken through the Botanical Gardens in Roseau, Dominica, and shown the crushed school bus under a massive tree, we could not quite believe our eyes. The tree fell in the destruction of Hurricane David in 1979, and luckily there was reportedly no one on the bus, which was soon rendered near-unrecognisable.

The tree, an African baobab, has since managed to grow around and above the remnants of the bus, and seems completely undeterred by it's acquired trapped metalwork.

The bus remains essentially intact, with seats and luggage racks, as well as it's tyres and engine parts in there. It quite an eerie sight, and it's totally amazing that no one was in the bus and killed at the time. Amazing!

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