Recovered footage from a bus’s black box is helping police piece together what led to a deadly accident that killed at least 13 people in China over the weekend.
When a bus plunged off a bridge in the southwestern city of Chongqing on Saturday (Oct. 28), the accusations started piling up against the driver of another car traveling in the opposite direction, in part because of her gender.
The video recovered from the bus, paints a clearer picture of what led to the accident—and like the police had concluded earlier, it doesn’t involve the other driver. The footage shows the bus driver in an altercation with a female passenger in the moments leading up to the accident.
Police: Fight between driver, passenger causes Chongqing bus tragedy https://t.co/DC0JLH3s4h pic.twitter.com/Chwi7GpoBK
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) November 2, 2018
The event continues to captivate China’s internet, with the hashtag #重庆公交车坠江原因# (the reason the Chongqing bus crashed into the river) remaining the top trending topic (link in Chinese) on Weibo as of this writing, having amassed around 660 million views. (SOURCE)