In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- A First York bus driver who managed to stop his single-decker only yards from the two cars, but witnessed the smash at close quarters, was said to be in a state of shock.
- This also poses a problem with safety, as children have been found to be sitting on the back window shelf on a single-decker bus, sitting on each others knees, and also standing up in the aisles.
- The single-decker bus smashed through a wall and ended up in the front garden of a house after the crash.
- A woman was killed when her car collided with a single-decker bus on the A19 between York and Selby yesterday.
- The accident left a scene of devastation as the single-decker bus, lorry and two cars were strewn across the road amid debris and broken glass.
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