Bus Plunges Into Chinese Reservoir, Killing 21 People
A public bus in China lost control before it abruptly swerved across the road, the vehicle then smashed through a guard rail and crashed into a reservoir.
ANSHUN, GUIZHOU, CHINA — A public bus is believed to have lost control before it abruptly swerved across the road; the vehicle then smashed through a guard rail and crashed into a reservoir.
The bus was entirely submerged in waters at least 10 meters deep. Footage from the scene shows some passengers swimming to shore shortly after the crash.
Onboard the bus was at least 12 high school students who had just finished their morning nationwide college entrance exams, otherwise known as Gaokao.
Rescuers of around 100 firefighters and more than a dozen divers managed to find 37 people in the water, 16 of which were taken to hospital with injuries, however, 21 of them were dead; among the 21 are five students and the bus driver. It's not entirely clear how many people were inside the bus at the time of the accident.
The cause of the incident is yet to be determined, however, it has been reported that the driver had been driving the same bus for the past 23 years.
As this story is ongoing, stay tuned for further updates.
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