Bus Plunges into Lake in China's Hubei Province, Kills 18 People

By | Dec 01, 2016 11:31 PM EST
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A passenger bus carrying 20 passengers in China plunged into a roadside lake, killing 18 people and hospitalizing two more.

A passenger bus carrying 20 passengers in China plunged into a roadside lake, killing 18 people and hospitalizing two more.(Photo : Getty Images)

At least 18 people have been killed and two others hospitalized in a road accident in central China's Hubei province early Friday morning, according to local authorities.

The accident happened at a road section near Miaoling Township, Ezhou City between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m, People's Daily China reported. A passenger bus carrying 20 people accidentally plunged into a roadside lake.

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Officials said only two people survived, and the bus driver has been put under investigation, Shanghai Daily noted.

Meanwhile, ABC News reported that most parts of central China have been covered with thick fog over the past few days; however, several reports did not say if weather was a considerable factor of the crash that left the bus nearly entirely submerged into the water.

 

 

 

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