Chinese authority calls for stronger bus safety measures after Guizhou crash kills 21

Source: Global Times Published: 2020/7/9 12:43:40

Divers came to rescue on Tuesday after a bus carrying unspecified number of passengers crashed into a local reservoir in Anshun, Southwest China's Guizhou Province on Tuesday around noon. As of 22 pm Tuesday, 37 have been found and 21 of them died. Twelve of them have been identified to be students. Photo: cnsphoto

China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) urged authorities across the country to strengthen bus safety measures after a bus in Southwest China's Guizhou Province plunged into a reservoir, killing at least 21.

Public security authorities nationwide must tighten alerts to risks and build a regular mechanism to collect related information in a timely manner, the MPS said.

The MPS urged bus companies to strengthen safety management and establish and improve safety and risk prevention mechanisms, strengthen routine training for bus drivers and conduct regular drills. 

The ministry also called for preparations to be made for emergency responses, detailed plans to be formulated and construction of a professional team and facilities to be strengthened. 

The MPS's announcement came after a bus in Anshun, Guizhou Province, crashed through a roadside barrier and fell into the water, killing 21 people and injuring 15 on Tuesday. The MPS has sent a team to the site to investigate the incident. 

The Ministry of Transport urged public transport companies to pay close attention to the mental and physical conditions of drivers after the incident. 

Global Times 

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