Woman fights driver, causing bus to fall in China river

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A fight between a bus driver and a passenger who missed her stop caused the bus to plunge off a high bridge into China's Yangtze River, police said Friday.

A 10-second clip from the on-board camera released by Chongqing police showed a female passenger yelling at the male driver while he was steering, shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday. Rescuers recovered the wreck of the bus on Wednesday night. The bus drove off the bridge, which is 160 feet above the river.

Deadly road accidents are common in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted or go unenforced.

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She first struck him with her hands before launching her cell phone at his head, at which he point he lost control of the vehicle and swerved hard to the left before swinging back in the other direction.

The former video shows the driver and a woman in the middle of a heavy verbal and physical altercation. The driver turned his head back several times arguing. Thirteen bodies have been found and two remain missing, the official Xinhua News Agency said. He then swung his right arm at her trying to ward off the attack.

Due to the loss of control of the bus, which was travelling on a bridge in China, the bus swerved widely and hit a auto before crashing through the bridge railing and plunging around 160 feet (that's just just 20 feet shorter than the recently-inaugurated Statue of Unity, by the way) into the river.

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The investigation showed that a 48-year-old woman passenger, surnamed Liu, planned to get off at a certain stop.

The statement concluded that both the passenger and the driver had broken laws for seriously endangering public safety. Approximately 15 people were on board, cops said.

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