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Tourist bus caught fire, explodes @ Joe's Hill

January 8th, 2019 | Tags: fire bus Joe's Hill Virgin Islands Tortola
A bus carrying a number of tourists caught fire and exploded on the road in the area of Joe's Hill, Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
The incident occurred sometime late this morning, January 8, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
The incident occurred sometime late this morning, January 8, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
While details surrounding the incident is a bit sketchy, our newsroom is working to bring more information. Photo: Team of Reporters
While details surrounding the incident is a bit sketchy, our newsroom is working to bring more information. Photo: Team of Reporters
JOE'S HILL, Tortola, VI – A bus carrying a number of tourists caught fire and exploded on the road in the area of Joe's Hill, Tortola.

While details surrounding the incident is a bit sketchy, our newsroom is working to bring more information as they become available.

The incident occurred sometime late this morning, January 8, 2019.  

6 Responses to “Tourist bus caught fire, explodes @ Joe's Hill”

  • ABC (08/01/2019, 15:15) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hope it's insure
  • one eye (08/01/2019, 17:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This again
  • Spark plug Champion (08/01/2019, 19:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    These old American truck/buses are overworked
  • Taxi Drivers (08/01/2019, 20:16) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    The powers that be need to caution the taxi drivers about the importance of safety on the hills. It's very concerning when they will almost run you over trying to get the next load.
  • Damon (09/01/2019, 07:37) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is very serious business.. so thankful no one was hurt. Tourism is our bread and butter being our main industry and we need to find a way to ensure their safety as best we can.. some of these buses are old and perhaps not being evaluated for safety on a regular basis.. I am advocating for the Tourist Board to put measures in place whereby these tourist taxis are inspected at least every 6 months by a reputable mechanic of the Board’s choice and that that signed Inspection Clearance sheet be brought to the Tourist Board..Lives are precious commodities and we should treat it as that.Inclusive of school buses and taxis.. (the school buses would fall under Education Dept.)


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