15 Die After Woman Brawls With Bus Driver

Vehicle crashed off a bridge in Chinese city
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 2, 2018 3:03 AM CDT
Woman Brawled With Driver Before Deadly Bus Crash
In this image taken from Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 surveillance video footage run by China's CCTV via AP Video, a passenger strikes a bus driver with an object moments before the bus plunged off a bridge into the Yangtze River in Wanzhou in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality.   (CCTV via AP Video)

(Newser) – Police say a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge in southwestern China, the AP reports. An eight-second surveillance video posted by Chongqing police on its social media account Friday shows the two got into a fight before the bus veered into the wrong lane and fell off the bridge. A police statement said a female passenger started quarreling with the driver after she missed her stop.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday 13 bodies have been retrieved from the river and two others remain missing. No one is believed to have survived. The bus collided with an oncoming car before smashing through the guardrail and into the Yangtze River on Sunday. (A quick-thinking passenger helped prevent a bus disaster in Austria.)

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