Chinese Fire Drill: Panicked Passengers Evacuate Smoking Bus

Last Wednesday at around 8 pm near the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a No. 58 bus with more than 70 passengers suddenly broke down with a loud bang, followed by white smoke. Panicked, the passengers began to act like, well, panicked people in a tight space. We can laugh about this now because the bus did not blow up or catch on fire, but watch the man near the front climb over the driver’s lap to crawl out the window. Other windows were apparently smashed as well. As if that weren’t enough comedy, watch how, at the end, one poor fella is wedged behind a door, stuck. Someone manually closes the door to dislodge him. Well done all around, humans.

Wikipedia tells us “Chinese fire drill” is a slang term that “is today considered offensive or racist,” which is a fact that totally escaped me. If you’re offended by the use of the phrase in the title, please note that I was just being somewhat literal. If you’re not offended by the phrase, please note that it was a pun. Youku video for those in China after the jump.

(H/T Alicia)

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