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Bus carrying students plunges into lake, killing 21
Published on: 2020-07-08
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bus 01At least 21 people were killed when a bus carrying passengers including students preparing to sit for their annual college entrance exam plunged into a lake in southwest China yesterday.

The bus crashed into a guardrail and veered into Hongshan Lake in Guizhou Province, leaving 16 others injured, the local emergency management department said in a statement.

bus 02Among the 37 people that have been found so far, 12 are students and five of them has been confirmed dead. The driver also died. It’s not immediately clear how many were on board the bus or how many of them were students.

The incident took place around noon in Anshun City, Guizhou, some of passengers on the public bus were students scheduled to take the gaokao, or national college entrance examination.

bus 03Security camera footage showed the vehicle veering across at least five lanes and cutting into oncoming traffic before it plowed through barriers on the other side of the road.

The injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. The bus has been salvaged ashore and rescuers are still searching for other passengers, according to the rescue team on the site.

Local authorities pledged an investigation into the cause of the accident. More than 200 people helped with rescue efforts.

贵州公交坠湖已致21人遇难, 包括5名学生!

7月7日12时许,安顺市一辆公交车从安顺火车站驶向客车东站,在途经虹山湖大坝中段时,冲破石护栏坠入湖中。

经全力搜救,截至22时,共搜救出37人,其中受伤16人,无生命体征20人,送医抢救无效死亡1人。37人中有学生12人,其中5人无生命体征,6人正在接受治疗,1人已出院。

事件发生后,省立即成立领导小组,市成立救援救治指挥部,对事件开展救援救治和调查处置。

目前,已组织应急、消防、武警、公安、民兵等救援力量1100余人开展搜救。坠湖公交车已打捞上岸,驾驶员无生命体征。已成立专案组开展事件调查,搜救工作仍在继续进行。

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