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Watch: Bus overturns after collision with car in China, seat belts saved lives

The dramatic footage is a grave reminder why seat belts should be made available for bus commuters in India, where road accidents claim 17 lives every hour.

world Updated: Oct 11, 2017 17:25 IST
Samiksha Pattanaik
The CCTV footage of the incident captured the chaos inside the bus after it rolled over after being hit by a car (Screengrab/Youtube)
The CCTV footage of the incident captured the chaos inside the bus after it rolled over after being hit by a car (Screengrab/Youtube)

A bus overturned after it collided with a car on a highway in central China’s Zhuzhou City but only one passenger was injured in the accident, reports have said.

The CCTV footage of the incident that happened at around 1:55pm on October 1 has captured the chaos inside the bus after it rolled over.

A local traffic police officer said the seat belts on the bus helped reduce the extent of injuries.

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“In the video, we can see that the female passenger in white clothes didn’t wear a seat belt. The bus was driving very fast on the highway, and she was thrown out of her seat due to strong inertia when the accident happened,” Lan Feng was quoted as saying by ABC Action News.

“However, the passengers who wore seat belts were firmly fixed on their seats,” Lan added.

The dramatic footage is a grave reminder why seat belts should be made available for bus commuters in India, where road accidents claim 17 lives every hour, according to the latest report released by the Union road transport and highways ministry.

Watch the full video here: