Red Fluid Dripping from Walls of 99-B Bus Freaks Out Passengers Heading to UBC

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A bus ride on the 99 B-Line to UBC turned into a scary movie for passengers when they noticed what appeared to be blood dripping from the roof onto the floor.

The incident was filmed by passenger Luka Banicevic, who also posted on YouTube 

“A little bit of panic ensued in this packed bus behind me, as you can hear from all the voices. The walls resemble a scene out of ‘The Shining.’ Bus might need an Exorcism,” he wrote.

In the video, the red liquid drips from inside the roof of the bus, down the wall and then pools on the floor of the vehicle. Passengers can be seen moving away.

One passenger yells out that the liquid was hazardous. Another says it is flammable and smelled. A third can be heard saying the liquid is hydraulic fluid. Commuters called on the driver to stop the bus and open the doors to the vehicle.

TransLink initially said Wednesday the liquid was a non-toxic leak of hydraulic fluid and the liquid was neither flammable or hazardous. But in an updated statement released later that day, TransLink said the liquid can cause irritation to the skin and eyes, and can be toxic if swallowed.

At no time were passengers in any danger, according to TransLink, which added that the bus has mechanical steering with power assist, so the safe steering of the bus was not impacted by the hydraulic fluid leak.

Last modified: March 26, 2015

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