A brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge in southwestern China.
A female passenger started arguing with the driver after she missed her stop. A statement from Wanzhou district police said the 48-year-old female passenger asked the driver to pull over after she missed her stop, but he didn't. The bus collided with an oncoming car before smashing through the guardrail and into the Yangtze River. Rescuers recovered the wreck of the bus. After accident 13 bodies have been retrieved from the river and two others remain missing. No one is believed to have survived.
The fight moment in the bus
A video retrieved from the bus's video recorder shows a female passenger approaches the driver, hitting him directly in the face with her phone. The driver, with one hand on the wheel, hits back. The driver loses control of the bus which was speeding. The bus sank in over 220 feet of water and more than 70 rescue boats were deployed to the scene. The fight was the cause of the crash. This was an unexpected and bizarre accident. The Wanzhou police statement said the behavior of the driver and the passenger seriously endangered public safety and violated the law.