Bus recovered 4 days after deadly plunge off Chinese bridge

Charlene Craig
November 2, 2018

Shocking footage has been released of the moment a bus veered off a bridge in China, killing at least 13 people.

A 10-second clip from the on-board camera released by Chongqing police showed a female passenger yelling at the male driver while he was steering, shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday.

A statement from Wanzhou district police said the 48-year-old woman asked the driver to pull over after she missed her stop.

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Police examined nearly 2,300 hours of surveillance videos along the bus route to determine the cause of the accident which gripped the nation.

Dashcam footage from an oncoming vehicle then shows the bus veering off its lane, colliding with a auto and smashing through a bridge guardrail before plunging into the river.

A search and rescue operation was launched on the Yangtze river near Chongqing in southwest China on October 28. The footage shows the fight between the driver and the woman. CCTV via AP Video A bus driver strikes a passenger moments before the bus plunged off a bridge into the Yangtze River in Wanzhou in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality.

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The driver turned his head to face her several times in the argument. Two passengers remain missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

She first struck him with her hands before launching her cell phone at his head, at which he point he lost control of the vehicle and swerved hard to the left before swinging back in the other direction.

Another video, taken from a auto travelling in the opposite direction, shows the bus swerving widely on the bridge and crashing through the barricades before its fatal plunge. Fifteen people including the driver were on the bus.

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