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10 students injured after soccer team bus overturns in southwest Japan

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The bus driver had ONLY ONE job....to do [and failed]. Distracted? On the stupidphone?

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Perhaps the driver was trying to avoid running over a wild animal on the road?

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The bus driver had ONLY ONE job....to do [and failed]. Distracted? On the stupidphone?

Or simply took a curve a bit too fast on a winding mountain road in a vehicle with a high center of gravity?

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There's not enough to the story for anyone to judge or guess as to the cause. My only comment is that I've seen too many buses with higher centres of gravity on the snaking unsafe roads of Japan. And where do you find a 'mountain road in the city of Kagoshima? I've been there and can't quite picture it.

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Driver mistakenly took the wrong way and ended up in a very narrow road that cause the bus to fall

Despite claiming that he reviewed the route before the trip

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And where do you find a 'mountain road in the city of Kagoshima? I've been there and can't quite picture it.

Japanese city borders often go well into the surrounding mountains. Plenty of them in Kagoshima.

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@commanteer, thanks for that. I stand corrected. Yes, there are plenty of mountains around Kagoshima; I was thinking only of the city, itself. It was great when I was there, even though I was stuck in the city thanks to two rather violent earthquakes that year. Got to meet some really nice people.

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