At the very least 21 folks had been killed when a bus carrying college students getting ready to take a seat their annual school 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 mentioned in an announcement.
The incident passed off round midday in Anshun metropolis and eyewitnesses mentioned 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 automobile veering throughout at the least 5 lanes and slicing into oncoming visitors earlier than it ploughed via limitations on the opposite aspect of the highway.
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 really been stuffed with disasters and difficulties,” one person 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 mentioned greater than 200 folks helped with rescue efforts, together with 55 skilled divers.
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