No less than 21 folks had been killed when a bus carrying college students making ready to take a seat their annual faculty entrance examination plunged right into a lake in southwest China on Tuesday.
The bus crashed right into a guardrail and veered into Hongshan Lake in Guizhou province, leaving 15 others injured, the native emergency administration division stated in a press release.
The incident came about round midday in Anshun metropolis and eyewitnesses stated the passengers on the bus included college students who had been sitting their gruelling “gaokao” examinations that day, state broadcaster CCTV reported.
Safety digital camera footage shared on social media by CCTV confirmed the car veering throughout at the least 5 lanes and chopping into oncoming site visitors earlier than it ploughed via obstacles on the opposite aspect of the street.
Photos from the scene confirmed search and rescue groups standing by the lake and the bus being fished out of the water within the hours after the crash.
Social media customers expressed their condolences on China’s microblogging platform Weibo.
“I hope the variety of deaths won’t rise anymore. 2020 has actually been stuffed with disasters and difficulties,” one consumer wrote.
All these injured within the crash are being handled in hospital. Native authorities pledged an investigation into the reason for the accident.
Guizhou’s emergency administration division stated greater than 200 folks helped with rescue efforts, together with 55 skilled divers.
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