Wednesday 21 November 2018

Two dead after bus plunges off bridge into China’s Yangtze River

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Rescuers conduct search and rescue operation at the site where a bus has plunged off a bridge (Chinatopix via AP)
Rescuers conduct search and rescue operation at the site where a bus has plunged off a bridge (Chinatopix via AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

A bus has plunged off a large bridge spanning China’s Yangtze River, with state media saying two people were killed.

Police say the bus suddenly veered into the wrong lane and collided with an oncoming car on Sunday before breaking through a guard rail and falling into the wide river in Chongqing in south-western China.

Divers and other rescue workers were searching for the passengers and driver.

Police said that more than 10 people were on the bus.

State broadcaster CCTV said that two people had been confirmed dead.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Press Association

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