On Saturday morning, a middle-aged man boarded Bus No. 7 in Hangzhou and lit a package of flammable liquids. The ensuing flames injured at least 32 passengers, with 24 in critical condition. You can watch the frightening scene above, and also check out the scene from the street, outside the flaming bus.
A 41-year-old man identified as surnamed Li stabbed and killed four people on a bus on Sunday night in Chengdu, injuring 11 others. Officers on the scene, after firing warning shots, fired and Li and wounded him.
Yesterday, we saw a CGI reenactment of a man in Anyang, Henan province randomly stabbing 15 people on a bus on Tuesday. Today, we have real-life footage from outside, and it's much more harrowing: passengers scramble away, but some turn back around to help out the injured.
The manhunt in Anyang, Henan province is over. Police have reportedly detained the man wanted for indiscriminately killing three people -- all of them very young -- and injuring a dozen more on a bus yesterday. Reports are the man was recognized while trying to buy a watermelon.
On Monday at 3:05 pm, a bus in Anyang, Henan province was the scene of a knife attack that resulted in two deaths.
A man reportedly pulled out his knife and robbed several people in their seats. Fifteen people were injured and two fatally stabbed. More than 400 officers were scrambled to the scene.
A bus drove off the road and plunged into a valley near Miaoergou village in Changji Hui autonomous prefecture, Xinjiang on Tuesday evening, killing at least 15. According to AP, citing state media, the bus was carrying 36 passengers.
This was the latest fatal bus crash since the last one.
Authorities are searching for a suspect they believe caused a bus fire in Xiamen, Fujian province during evening rush hour on Friday, killing 47 people and injuring 34."Some witnesses said they heard explosions about ten minutes after the fire broke out," reports Xinhua.
Fifteen students who had just completed tests were on the bus, according to a press conference held earlier today.
Look at this van. How many young children can fit inside? (No, this isn't a variation of a dead baby joke.) At least 40? At least 40. Because it's a clown van, and the gimmick is there's always room for one more than you'd expect.
Oh geez, more adventures on buses. In Suzhou, Jiangsu province on Saturday morning, an old man began striking and kicking a young woman he felt should have given him her seat. Of course it's traditional in China for passengers to offer their seats for elders -- we are constantly reminded of this via prerecorded messages on public transit -- but why was this one particular girl singled out?
An 83-year-old man was riding bus No. 606 in Tianjin on the morning of May 22 when he missed his stop. Instead of doing what normal people might, which is to get off at the next stop and backtrack, he threw a massive fit, lost control, and berated the bus driver, "I didn't see you stop at all!"
And then the old man seized the driver by the shoulder while the bus was still moving -- something no one should do.
We all know the feeling of losing our cool, but how many of us know the misfortune of having a meltdown secretly filmed and uploaded to Youku, where it gets 390,000 views in half a day?
Check out the above, which happened recently in Chengdu, according to the Youku description. A foreigner, because he almost misses a bus, begins cursing at the bus driver in up to three languages, while everyone else watches in silence.
A bus and truck collided in Wenshui, Shanxi province yesterday morning, sending both vehicles off a bridge. The cause of the accident is being investigated, but according to Xinhua:
Bus driver Mao Zhihao was leisurely driving down the road on Sunday, March 24 in Quzhou, Zhejiang province when HOLY CRAP WATCH OUT FOR THAT POLE!
Watch in the above as a streetlight crashes directly through the bus's windshield. The 44-year-old driver ducked in the nick of time, escaping death. Impressively, he also stopped the bus, ensuring that no passengers got hurt. For his efforts, some have bestowed upon him the "Most Beautiful" label.
Another bus drove off the road in China, throwing road safety concerns back into headlines. In Baoshan, Yunnan province yesterday at around 4:25 pm, a passenger bus carrying 29 people "plunged into a ravine," according to Xinhua. Judging by the picture, it's amazing that the casualty count didn't exceed 13.
A sleeper coach carrying 22 people, most of them migrant workers, drove off the Jingzhou Yangtze River Bridge on Tuesday evening in Jingzhou, Hubei province, killing at least 14, according to Xinhua. Two passengers remain in critical condition, while the other six suffered a range of injuries but are expected to survive.
A bus in Shanxi province, time unknown, flew off the road and into a ditch more than two meters deep, flipping at least once along the way, killing three of the 24 passengers, two of them instantly. Want to see what that looks like? Great! Look at the above video.
We now know that the bus that crashed on the Beijing-Tianjin-Tangu Highway on Monday, killing five German passengers and one Chinese, was carrying a delegation of doctors and medical students from southern Bavaria. There were 19 German tourists plus their Chinese tour guide and driver.
The accident occurred when the bus apparently rear-ended a large shipping truck. Once the bus caught fire, there was really nothing anyone could do except run from the flames.
A passenger coach erupted into flames earlier today on an expressway between Tianjin and Beijing, possibly the same stretch of road in which we saw a 31-vehicle pileup just a few days ago. Reports are that 5 German passengers and 1 Chinese have died, and another 14 were injured. Nothing else is known at this time.
A show on CCTV-13 recently aired a segment from the Zhejiang Traffic Bureau that was essentially a morbid seat belt PSA. We've seen these type of public service announcements before -- there was this GIF from the Shanghai Highway Patrol in July warning people to take care of their tires -- and like always, questions of their efficacy take a backseat to the shocking footage itself.
On the same day that a bus collided with a tanker in Yan'an, Shaanxi province, killing at least 36, 12 people, including three children, were killed when a van on an expressway in Sichuan province rear-ended a heavy-duty truck that was parked for tire repair. Xinhua is calling yesterday one of the "bloodiest day[s] in years," and, "In the meantime, lessons must be drawn from the accident so that such tragedies will not reoccur, said an official with the investigation team."