Sunday, November 6, 2011

M5 crash death toll confirmed at seven

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Police say worst fears not realised after forensic search of motorway crash site but victims not yet identified

The death toll from the pile-up on the M5 remains at seven with no further bodies found overnight, police claim.

Drivers and passengers died as vehicles caught fire in the accident near Bridgwater in Somerset on Friday night. Fifty-one people were injured.

There were fears the numbers would reach double figures and concerns it could end up being the worst motorway accident in British history.

But forensic experts worked through Saturday night examining the scene and Avon and Somerset police said no more bodies had been found.

Incident commander Assistant Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: "Overnight all the vehicles involved in this tragic incident have been removed the scene.

"Our worst fears have not been realised and the number of those that sadly lost their lives remains at seven."

He added that extensive work has been carried out to identify the victims and their families and that family liaison officers were being appointed to support them. Formal identification has not taken place, this will happen in the coming days, he said.

"We are now working with our partners to carry out the required work on the carriageway and open the road as soon as it is safe to do so. We thank everyone for their support and patience and this extremely difficult time."

The wreckages had been cleared by 9am on Sunday with the stretch of motorway remaining shut as the Highways Agency prepares to repair the damaged surface.

Eyewitnesses reported how the crash, which involving more than 30 vehicles, triggered a massive fireball that could be seen miles away. One said: "People were trapped in their vehicles. I heard people screaming and children crying. There was also fuel which had spilled on to the road surface which was exploding."

Ciara Neno, from Weston-super-Mare, was one of the survivors. She said a "black fog" came down and a lorry in front of the car she was in "disappeared".

"We managed to brake and miss the lorry but it was too late, the carnage had already started. All we heard was thump, thump, thump. My husband dragged people from the cars, the smell was horrendous and there were a number of explosions. We walked away but other people weren't so lucky."

The tragedy is likely to renew the debate about motorway safety. It comes just weeks after the government announced plans to raise the speed limit to 80mph. Thirty-four vehicles were involved in the accident, which happened at 8.25pm on Friday.

"I could see the flames from quite a way back," said Simon Bruford, 38, from Williton in Somerset, who was driving south at the time of the crash. "I spent 18 years in the Somerset fire service and have seen a lot of nasty things, but that was horrific."

The vicar at St Mary Magdalene church in Taunton said the town was in shock. The Rev Rod Corke added: "My heart goes out to those who have suffered as a result of this tragedy."

In 1993, 12 children and their teacher died when their minibus smashed into the back of another vehicle on the M40 in Warwickshire. Two other motorway accidents, in 1984 and 1985, each claimed 13 lives. In 1991 on the M4 near Hungerford, Berkshire, 10 people died and 25 were injured in a 51-vehicle crash.

The stretch of the M5 where the latest tragedy occurred is not considered a traffic blackspot. Police were investigating the possibility that thick, patchy fog had rapidly descended on the motorway, dramatically cutting visibility.

Weather forecasters said conditions had been misty in the area and any bonfires burning nearby could have made things worse.

"The particles bonfires release encourage fog droplets to form," said Gareth Harvey, a forecaster at MeteoGroup. "By 9pm there were weather stations in the county reporting visibility down to 100 metres. The roads would also have been wet due to an earlier deluge."

Police will also be talking to the organisers of a fireworks display at a rugby club. Some people have wondered if drivers may have been distracted by the display.

Bangham has pledged a comprehensive and thorough investigation. "Other factors come into play in the evening and we need to take a close look to see if they caused some kind of distraction," he said.

Ministers are to launch a consultation later this year with a view to introducing an 80mph limit on motorways in 2013.

But the Liberal Democrat MP for Taunton Deane, Jeremy Browne, said the accident should be not be used to shape the debate. "People talk about speed limits, 70mph or 80mph, but the crucial thing is to make a judgment about what is the safe speed limit for the conditions you find yourself in," Browne said.

"I was in Taunton and it was a pretty wet, dank and misty night. Visibility can be bad on that stretch of low-lying road but it is a pretty unremarkable stretch of motorway." © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Monday, October 24, 2011

Child To Dad

Child: “Why does mommy work?”
Das: “To buy you lots of toys and stuff.”
Child: “Yeah? Well you need to get a job then.”

Friday, February 2, 2007

Pick-up Lines ng mga Malulufet...

1. Minamalat na naman ang puso ko..
*** paano kasi, laging sinisigaw ang pangalan mo..

2. Ikaw ba may-ari ng Crayola??
*** ikaw kasi nagbibigay ng kulay sa buhay ko..

3. Uy picture tayo!!
*** para ma-develop tayo!!

4. Kung ikaw ay bola at ako ang player, mashushoot ba kita??
*** hinde, para lagi kita mamimiss..

5. Can i take your picture??
*** coz i want to show Santa exactly what i want for christmas!!

6. Exam ka ba??
*** gustong gusto na kasi kitang i-take home eh!!

7. Lecture mo ba ako??
*** lab kasi kita..

8. Centrum ka ba??
*** kasi you make my life complete!!

9. Miss pwede ba kita maging driver??
*** para ikaw na magpapatakbo ng buhay ko..

10. Mahilig ka ba sa asukal??
*** ang tamis kasi ng mga ngiti mo..

11. Pinaglihi ka ba sa keyboard??
*** kasi type kita..

12. I hate to say this but... You are like my underwear..
*** coz i can't last a day without you!!

13. Ibibili kita ng salbabida..
*** kasi malulunod ka sa pagmamahal ko..

14. Pwede ba kitang maging sidecar??
*** single kasi ako eh..

15.Me lisensya ka ba??
*** coz you're driving me crazy eh..

16. May kilala ka bang gumagawa ng relo?
*** may sira ata relo ko.. pag ikaw kasi kasama ko, humihinto ang oras ko..

17. Grabe nakakatawa yung mga pick-up lines noh?? hahaha! May alam ka pabang iba?? Wala na akong maisip eh..
*** coz all i ever think of is you..

18. I'm a bee..
*** can you be my honey??

19. Nakakatakot diba ang multo??
*** pero mas nakakatakot kapag nawala ka sa buhay ko..

20. Am i a bad shooter??
*** coz i keep on missing you..

21. Naniniwala ka ba sa love at first sight??
*** O gusto mong dumaan ulit ako??

22. Mabilis ka siguro sa mga puzzle noh??
*** kasi kakasimula pa lang ng araw ko, pero nabuo mo na agad..

23. Excuse me.. Are you a dictionary??
*** because you give meaning to my life..

24. Bangin ka ba??
*** nahuhulog kasi ako sa'yo..

25. Pustiso ka ba??
*** kasi, can't smile without you..

26. Pagod na pagod ka na noh??
*** maghapon at magdamag kana kasing tumatakbo sa isipan ko eh..

27. Me butas ba puso mo??
*** kasi natrap na ako sa loob, can''t find my way out!!

28. Anung height mo??
*** ha?? pano ka nagkasya sa loob ng puso ko..

29. Hey, did you fart??
*** coz you blew me away!!

30. Sana "T" na lang ako..
*** para I'm always right next to "U"

31. Are you Jamaican??
*** kasi Ja-maican me crazy!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Why Jesus Is Better Than Santa Claus!

Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh.
JESUS rides on the wind and
walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year.
JESUS is our ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies.
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited.
JESUS stands at your door and knocks,
and then enters your heart when invited.

You have to wait in line to see Santa.
JESUS is as close as the mention
of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap.
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name,
all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl,
what's your name?"

JESUS knew our name
even before we were born.
Not only does He know our name,
He knows our address too.
He knows our history and future.
He even knows how many hairs
are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly.
JESUS has a heart full of love.
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All Santa can offer is

JESUS offers health,
help and "hope."

Santa says
"You better not cry".

JESUS says
"Cast all your cares on me
for I care for you."

Santa may make you chuckle.
JESUS gives you joy
that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts
under your tree.
JESUS became our gift and
He died on a tree.. The cross!

We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas!
Jesus is still the Reason for the Season.

For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Monday, December 4, 2006

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Sunday, December 3, 2006

Pinoy Joke 1

Nahuling may kodigo ang estudyante.. .
Guro: Ano 'to?
Estudyante: Prayer ko po, ma'am!
Guro: At bakit answers ang nakasulat?
Estudyante: Naku! Sinagot na ang prayers ko?!

Dumalaw si GMA sa mental hospital...
Dok: Let's welcome President Arroyo!
Pumalakpak lahat ng pasyente maliban sa isa na nasa sulok...
GMA: O, dok, bakit 'yung isa, hindi pumalakpak?
Dok: Ma'am, magaling na po siya!

Mamili ka
Mister: Anong tanghalian natin?
Misis: Nasa mesa! Bahala ka nang mamili!
Mister: Isang tuyo?! Anong pagpipilian ko?
Misis: Mamili ka... kakain ka o hindi?

Dok: Ano'ng nangyari sa tenga mo?
Joshue: Nama-mlantsa kasi ako nang kumiriring ang telepono. Aksidenteng
na-pick up ko 'yung plantsa.
Dok: Eh bakit dalawang tenga mo ang nagkaganyan?
Joshue: Ang gago, tumawag uli!

Minsan, sa aking pag-iisa, naalala kita...
Inisip kong nasa tabi lang kita at tayo'y nagsasaya. Tapos, bigla kang
Nalungkot ako.
Akala ko, iiwan mo na ako. Uutot ka lang pala, tinakot mo pa ako!

Pulubi: Palimos po, maawa na kayo.
Tonyo: Iinom ka o magyoyosi?
Pulubi: Wala po akong bisyo.
Tonyo: Okey. Sumama ka sa akin para malaman ng nanay ko
ang nangyayari sa taong walang bisyo.

Anak: 'tay, hindi ako makatulog, kasi, maraming lamok!
Tatay: Papatayin natin ang ilaw para hindi tayo makita.
(Pagkapatay ng ilaw, dumating naman ang mga alitaptap.)
Anak: Hala ka, 'tay, nagdala sila ng flashlight!

Kulas: Miss, isa ngang siopao, 'yung babae.
Waitress: Babaeng siopao?
Kulas: Oo. 'Yung may papel na sapin. Kumbaga, napkin.
Waitress: Ahh, ganun po ba? Lalaki po ang nandito.
Kulas: Lalaki?
Waitress: Oho, may itlog po sa loob.

Friday, December 1, 2006

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