13 killed after fist fight causes China bus to plunge into river

13 killed after fist fight causes China bus to plunge into river

13 killed after fist fight causes China bus to plunge into river

A video retrieved from the black box of the bus shows a passenger scuffling with the driver moments before the crash.

Dashboard camera footage from another auto nearby, released earlier, had shown the bus charge onto the wrong side of the road without warning before hitting the railings of the Wanzhou Yangtze No. 2 Bridge and plunging into the river. A previous investigation found that 15 people including the driver were on board the bus at the time.

All those onboard are presumed dead.

The 42-year-old driver, surnamed Ran, told her to get off at an earlier stop.

For days after the accident, the No. 22 bus lay at the bottom of the Yangtze River - in waters more than 70 meters (230 feet) deep.

He refused, and she went on to hit his head with her mobile phone, prompting the driver to strike her back.

"Fifteen lives were lost in an instant - the lessons from this are very painful", police said as cited by Channel News Asia.

A police statement said a female passenger started quarrelling with the driver after she missed her stop.

Authorities confirmed that at least 13 people have been killed after the bus veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided with an oncoming vehicle before smashing through roadside barriers and flying off a bridge in Chongqing's Wanzhou District last Sunday.

Rescuers lifted the wreck of the bus from the river Wednesday night.

In response, the driver takes a hand off the steering wheel and grapples with the woman for a couple of seconds.

Rescue teams said that at least 13 people died, while two remaining passengers are still unaccounted for following the accident. Police believe that both Ran and Liu are responsible for the deadly incident since their physical altercation posed a serious threat to public security, violated China's criminal law, and both are being held accountable for causing the tragedy.

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