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China: Bus Driver Blamed for Crash That Killed 21

China: Bus Driver Blamed for Crash That Killed 21

Sunday, 12 July, 2020 - 11:30
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers watch as a bus that fell into a lake is recovered in the Xixiu District of Anshun, southwestern China's Guizhou Province, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Authorities say dozens were killed Tuesday when a bus ran through a roadside fence and plunged into a lake in the southwestern Chinese city. (Long Rui/Xinhua via AP)

Chinese investigators have concluded a bus crash that killed 21 people in southern China was caused by the driver, who was unhappy his home was to be demolished, police said Sunday.

The accident also injured 15 more people who were hospitalized.

The driver, who died in Tuesday's crash, “intentionally targeted" his passengers by driving across six lanes of traffic and into a lake, the police department of the city of Anshun said on its social media account.

The driver, identified only by the surname Zhang, was unhappy his rented home was to be demolished and was drinking shortly before the crash, the statement said, the Associated Press reported.

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