Bus tour firm shut down for putting tourists in luggage compartment

A tour bus firm has been shut down after it placed passengers in the luggage department - because there was not seats left.

Transportation officials in Ohio shut down operations of Haines Tours after finding six tourists in the with the luggage after the driver told them there was no room on the bus.

This is not the first time Haines has been warned about having people in the luggage compartment.

The order issued to cease operations read: 'Despite being warned in August 2010 that it cannot transport people in the luggage compartment of its buses in violation of federal regulations, it continues to place people in the luggage compartment.'

This kind of thing is quite a common occurrence in countries like India, where overcrowding on public transport is a way of life, but is not usual in America.

The news follows last week's revelation that Polish contortionists Krzysztof Grzegorz and Jouoastaw K were busted for stealing from travellers after sneaking into the luggage hold of a bus by hiding in a suitcase in Barcelona.

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