Chinese authorities say 18 people were killed and another two are in hospital after a small passenger bus fell into a lake in Central Hubei province early Friday morning.
The provincial government announced on the official website that 2 people survived the accident near the city of Ezhou and the bus driver has been placed under investigation.
A large part of Central China were shrouded in thick fog for the last few days, although the report does not mentioned that the weather is considered a factor in the accident. The bus is almost completely submerged in water. Opened a criminal case.
Aggressive driving, tired drivers and poorly maintained vehicles also are often the causes of such accidents in China, although the authorities have started to deal with this phenomenon in recent years.
Frequent crash fatalities happen on the water.
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