Bus plunges into Yangtze after crash
Search and rescue efforts continue after a deadly collision between a bus and a private car on Sunday. The bus careened off a bridge in Chongqing into the Yangtze River. (Photo by ZOU YI/FOR CHINA DAILY)
Authorities say more than 10 were on board; 2 bodies are recovered
At least two people died after a bus collided with an oncoming car on a Chongqing bridge and plunged into the Yangtze River on Sunday morning.
Based on inquires and footage from surveillance cameras along the route, it was estimated that the bus was carrying more than 10 passengers at the time of the crash, local authorities said in a statement.
Two bodies had been recovered from the water as of press time.
An initial investigation found that the bus abruptly swerved while on the Second Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing's Wanzhou district, crossing the center of the road into oncoming traffic and slamming into a red sedan.
The bus then broke through the guardrail and plunged into the river.
A diver from the armed police force stationed in Chongqing prepares to search the water on Sunday. (Photo by ZHOU YUKAI/FOR CHINA DAILY)
The driver of the car, identified as Kuang, was taken to the hospital with soft tissue injuries. The bus driver, surnamed Ran, is among the missing, the police said.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
A rescue worker at the s....