Yangtze accident: Black box of bus found
2018-10-31 13:53:00

A diver gets out of the water after participating in the search for the bus on Tuesday. (ZOU YI/FOR CHINA DAILY)


The black box of bus that plunged into Yangtze River has been found and handed over to local public security bureau.

Nine confirmed dead in bus plunge

7 bodies recovered; salvage work hindered by depth of Yangtze River

A rescue team found nine people dead after a bus broke through a guardrail and plunged into the Yangtze River with an estimated 15 passengers on board in Chongqing on Sunday morning.

Seven bodies have been recovered so far, the Ministry of Emergency Management said in a statement on Tuesday. The identities of three have been confirmed. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The bus swerved suddenly onto the wrong side of the road on the Second Yangtze River Bridge in Wanzhou district, more than 50 meters above the water. It struck an oncoming red sedan before breaking through the guardrail and falling into the river.

Source:chinadaily.com.cn Editor:Hiram