Disaster at D.R.C. --- Sunday Sport report
*Dateline 14/1/94 P.M. *location Warner Road E17 *Page Room
The newshounds were labouring to produce another issue of the highly respected Desperate Readers Chronicle when the air was filled with a loud crash followed instantly by the sounds of metal twisting and mangling .
Soon the air was thick with acrid smoke then towering flame as the petrol tanks took fire. Fortunately both of the buses involved in this terrifying high-speed collision were empty, thus no loss of life resulted. Both drivers were able to make hasty exits and only minor injuries resulted, these were dealt with by paramedics at the scene.
Prompt action by the D.R.C staff meant that soon the wailing of sirens was heard in Pretoria Avenue. Soon 17 fire engines were engaged in a fearsome struggle to avert disaster of greater magnitude, within a few short hours the flames had been quelled and the scene left to the recovery unit to clear the smouldering debris.
All that remained to do now was for the team of counsellors to calm the panic that had spread throughout the users who feared that they would never see their homes again without the life line of the D.R.C buses..........report ends.
What really happened----- 2 buses collided at ˝ mph…!