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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:38 am
 


Title: Twelve students are rushed to hospital in Italy after Senegalese man hijacked their school bus
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Posted By: N_Fiddledog
Date: 2019-03-20 11:16:21


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:38 am
 


The Telegraph's reportage of this is better. The Mail cram's all the juicy stuff into the bottom and dilutes it.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... ion-widget


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:42 am
 


Here ya go:

Bus full of children in Italy set alight by angry driver 'in retaliation' for migrant drownings in Mediterranean


"An Italian bus driver of Senegalese descent was arrested on Wednesday after hijacking his own vehicle and setting it on fire, allegedly threatening to kill more than 50 children on board whose hands he had bound.

The 47-year-old man said he was acting in revenge for the thousands of migrants, many of them African, who have drowned in the Mediterranean in recent years while trying to reach Europe from Libya.

“No one will survive,” he said, according to police.

“He shouted 'Stop the deaths at sea, I'll carry out a massacre',” said Marco Palmieri, a police spokesman.

The man, named as Ousseynou Sy, was driving 51 children from their middle school near the city of Cremona to a sporting event when he started making threats, brandishing a knife.

In an ordeal that lasted around 40 minutes, he started driving towards nearby Milan.

He rammed the bus into cars on a busy highway before it came to a stop at a roadblock set up by police.

He then doused it in petrol and set it on fire."[/color]

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Police smashed the windows of the vehicle to allow the children to escape.

Television footage showed thick black smoke and flames billowing from the bus, which was reduced to a burnt-out hulk.

“It was a miracle, it could have been a massacre,” said Francesco Greco, a prosecutor from Milan. “The carabinieri (police) were exceptional in blocking the bus and getting all the children out. They broke the windows and managed to get all 51 kids out.”

One of the children told reporters that the driver had threatened to pour petrol on them and set them alight.

The wreckage of the bus
The wreckage of the bus CREDIT: REUTERS
“He handcuffed us and threatened us. He said that if we moved he would pour out the petrol and set fire to it.

“He kept saying that people in Africa are dying and the fault is Di Maio and Salvini's” – a reference to Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, the leaders of the two parties that make up the populist coalition.

Mobile phone footage taken by passing motorists showed dozens of children screaming in panic as they ran away from the vehicle.

At least 12 children were taken to hospital for bruises, smoke inhalation or because they were suffering from shock.

Police said the suspect had a criminal record, with convictions for sexual molestation and driving while drunk. He obtained Italian citizenship in 2004.

Mr Salvini, the interior minister and head of the anti-immigration League party, asked why a person with a criminal record was allowed to drive a school bus.

Interior minister officials said they were studying the possibility of revoking the driver’s Italian citizenship.

The driver is likely to face charges of kidnapping, attempted mass murder, causing a fire and resisting arrest.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:52 am
 


Very happy this did not turn out any worse than it did. Still poor kids. They will recover quickly I'm sure.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:09 pm
 


An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:29 pm
 


This guy had a criminal record and was driving kids around?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:30 pm
 


Robair wrote:
This guy had a criminal record and was driving kids around?


The guy was a convicted sex offender and was driving kids around.

Because celebrate diversity. :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:34 pm
 


BartSimpson wrote:
Robair wrote:
This guy had a criminal record and was driving kids around?


The guy was a convicted sex offender and was driving kids around.

Because celebrate diversity. :roll:



Maybe they can import that extremely effective Somali Judge to hear his case. ROTFL


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:49 pm
 


llama66 wrote:
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

Good point.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:32 pm
 


BartSimpson wrote:
Robair wrote:
This guy had a criminal record and was driving kids around?


The guy was a convicted sex offender and was driving kids around.



And a drunk driving conviction.




Italy. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:23 am
 


martin14 wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
Robair wrote:
This guy had a criminal record and was driving kids around?


The guy was a convicted sex offender and was driving kids around.



And a drunk driving conviction.




Italy. :lol:

I thought you lost your license if you didn't have a drunk driving conviction in Italy.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:26 am
 


llama66 wrote:
I thought you lost your license if you didn't have a drunk driving conviction in Italy.


This only applies if you're married to a donna molto bella! 8)


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