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george square accident

Postby banjo » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:25 pm

serious accident in George square involving a bin lorry.six feared dead so far.tragic news :cry:
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Re: george square accident

Postby Fat Cat » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:53 pm

Awful.
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Re: george square accident

Postby Socceroo » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:11 pm

Just saw it on BBC news. Horrific - out of control bin lorry travelled 300m up Queen Street from outside the GOMA hitting pedestrians before stopping when it hit the hotel on the North side of George Square. 6 dead, several injured.
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Re: george square accident

Postby HelenD » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Feeling queasy having switched the news on. Please check in, people, let us know you're OK.
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Re: george square accident

Postby Godsgift » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:19 pm

Feeling queezy here too. The news mentioned a baby in a buggy. Please God no! Feel sick in my stomach.
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Re: george square accident

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:15 pm

What is it with horrific events in the run-up to Christmas? Bloody hell. Horrendous.
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Re: george square accident

Postby RDR » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:32 pm

Pretty horrendous. Was at Southern when major incident declared....couldn't quite believe it when we heard it was a bin lorry.
Went to GRI to collect my wife who was working and it was pretty busy.
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Re: george square accident

Postby InkMan » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:23 pm

Another tragic accident just over a year since the last one. So sad; yet this is when Glasgow unites. I hope this awful situation has not affected anyone or anyone close to anyone here.
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Re: george square accident

Postby dazza » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:30 pm

The news channels are sick f**kers, repeatedly asking traumatised witnesses to describe in detail what it was like seeing someone get ploughed down, and Kay Burley signing off with "Six people who went to do their Christmas shopping today will not be going home tonight".
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Re: george square accident

Postby RDR » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:32 pm

dazza wrote:The news channels are sick f**kers, repeatedly asking traumatised witnesses to describe in detail what it was like seeing someone get ploughed down, and Kay Burley signing off with "Six people who went to do their Christmas shopping today will not be going home tonight".


Journalists long ago lost any respect I had for them by the way they behave round about the NHS as soon as something like this happens. There's a thin line between reporting and downright voyeurism.
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Re: george square accident

Postby Vinegar Tom » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:58 pm

Dreadful business.
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Re: george square accident

Postby sandabound » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:32 pm

Very sad, got to feel for the driver too when he realises what has happened.
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Re: george square accident

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:39 am

Just heard a rumour that four members of one family and a pregnant woman were killed. Grim.

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Re: george square accident

Postby yoker brian » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:38 pm

Not the time to speculating on rumours. The police have stated 6 killed, 5 females and one male.

Give their loved ones time to come to terms with what's happened.
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Re: george square accident

Postby hound dog » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:54 pm

First victims to be named are an elderly couple and their granddaughter who is thought to be in her teens. Some poor soul has lost both their parents and their daughter :(
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