Wuhan bus smashes into railway bridge

| May 8th, 2014

image courtesy of news21cn.com

Three were injured after a double-decker bus smashed into a Wuhan bridge on April 27.

The bus was traveling the wrong way on Wuhan Changqing Road, couldn’t detour and smashed into He Zhujiadun Railway Bridge about 12 p.m. that Sunday, according to news21.cn.com.

More than half of the bus’ roof was sliced in half, and steel beams on the sides of the bridge were also damaged. Two passengers were seriously injured by shattered glass, and one suffered […]Read more…

Chengdu man peeing on side of road uncovers ancient treasure

| April 30th, 2014

image courtesy of Chengdu Daily News

A Chengdu man peeing on the side of the highway discovered three ancient statues on April 24, according to Chengdu Daily News.

Xiao Xu was traveling southeast from work on a highway near the Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital—located in Chengdu in southwest China—about 6 p.m., when the 20-year-old couldn’t hold it any longer.

He pulled onto the side of the highway, got out of his car and started peeing. Once he was done, Xiao noticed […]Read more…

Guiyang bus fire that killed 6 is the latest bus arson in China — a brief timeline

| March 1st, 2014

After noon on February 27, a man boarded bus no. 237 in Guiyang and ignited a barrel of gasoline on fire. The fire killed six and injured 35. Yesterday, a man surnamed Su was arrested for allegedly causing the arson. Su is alleged to have caused the fire because he believed his wife was having an affair.

Bus arson is apparently a fashionable way for Chinese men to “take revenge on society” by attempting murder and/or suicide. A brief history of […]Read more…

Overnight bus catches fire, kills 36 in Shaanxi

| August 26th, 2012

From IFeng:

An overnight bus crashed into a tanker truck early Sunday morning, August 26, in Shaanxi province, resulting in a fire that killed 36 of the 39 passengers. The crash became the #1 trending topic on Sina Weibo Sunday. According to Sina Weibo:

Yan’an Bus Rear-Ending Traffic Accident Kills 36 In Shaanxi Province, on the morning of the 26th, there was a big accident. 36 people have been confirmed dead. Three people who escaped alive are currently being treated in […]Read more…

Lightning strikes and instantly kills 53 pigs

| July 9th, 2012

From Sina:

Around 11am on July 5th, lightning flashed over the sky. After hearing a booming thunder, a stream of blue smoke rose from Ms. Chen’s pigsty, which was located in a lychee garden in  Guangming Xinqulou Village , Shenzhen.

The pigs screamed like they were being slaughtered, and Ms. Chen, who was just three meters away from the pigsty, had never dreamed that the 53 ready-for-sale pigs would die in a second. “The pigs that were lying on the ground could […]Read more…

Female driver strips naked to stop ambulance after hitting a girl, causes death of victim

| June 27th, 2012

From Sohu and various sites:

A latest video about a traffic accident aroused the sympathy of millions of netizens. After the female driver hit a girl and her mom, she did not try to save the injured; instead, she ran naked onto the ambulance to “grab” the heavily injured girl and lay at the wheel of the ambulance to stop it from leaving. The girl was dead while her mom is still in a coma. Many netizens criticized that the driver […]Read more…

18 kindergarteners killed in head-on collision, school van severely overloaded

| November 17th, 2011

From Netease:

November 16, 9:40 am, a severe car accident occurred in Yulin County, Qingyang City, Gansu Province. A dump truck carrying coal smashed into a kindergarten school bus in a head-on collision.  The accident already caused 20 deaths, the bus driver and four kindergarteners were killed instantly and 15 others died in the hospital.

The so called school bus is actually just a small van which was supposed to carry maximum of 9 people.  However according to Gansu Province emergency team, […]Read more…

Foshan needs to build a statue for the nineteenth person

| October 20th, 2011

From Sina Blog By Shi Shusi Translated by Cathy Song

Chen Xianmei, the scrap peddler (Not a trash collector according to Shangaiist) who came to the rescue of Yueyue, the Foshan toddler who ignored after being run over by car twice.

At this moment, nearly everyone is condemning those eighteen pedestrians who chose to do nothing after walking past a severely injured child.

On the afternoon of October 13th, a two year old girl named Yueyue was run over twice by two separate […]Read more…

2-year-old girl run over by car twice, 18 people passed by and ignored

| October 17th, 2011

From ycwb and Netease

The recent cases of elderly people fallen over in street unassisted, or people who step forward to help those elderly people were in turn accused of pushing the elderly to fall have made the Chinese public wonder why people become so apathy and why one needs to hesitate to offer help when in a critical situation. While the discussion is still going on, another stunning news of public apathy has made some people “lost their faith in […]Read more…

4 primary school students die when rescuing classmate, is not to be applauded

| April 30th, 2011

Here is the translated news excerpt from Xinhua Net:

On Jun 26th, 4 primary school students swept away by a torrent when they linked arms by holding hands, rescuing one of their classmates. Xiao Shuai (alias) was one of the witnesses at the scene. That day, he and other 8 classmates rode bicycles to play at the beach of Lao Bi River. They were all six grade students at the local Chen Tai Primary School.

Some of them went into the […]Read more…

Car accident turns into murder, college student faces death penalty

| April 23rd, 2011

A junior of Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Yao Jiaxin, who murdered a woman and fled away, was sentenced to death on 22th April, 2011. The crime happened around midnight on 20th October last year when Yao drove his Chevrolet and hit Zhang Miao, a young mother lived in the local village. Instead of taking her to the hospital, Yao stabbed her 8 times in the chest for the fear that Zhang had seen his car’s license plate and would recognize […]Read more…

Senseless murder, criminologist blames forced piano practice in childhood

| April 10th, 2011

On Oct 23rd, 2010, Yao Jiaxin, a college junior in Xi’an Conservatory of Music hit a 26 year-old woman with his car. When he noticed the victim was taking down his license plate number, he got out of the car, took out a knife and stabbed her 8 times to death. Li Meijin is professor of criminology in Chinese People’s Public Security University and she’s a regular guest in some of the country’s news programs. This time, she also gave […]Read more…

Vice Principal of university kills 2 and wounds 3 in fatal car accident

| March 13th, 2011

From MOP | Translated by Daisy | Edited by Key

This post serves no sensational and defiant purpose. Only when we attended the funeral of our fellow student with grief, did we recognize the untruthful report on the internet. We decided to air our grievance…

At about 3 p.m. March 5, Yang Fei, a second year postgraduate student of Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JXUFE) was struck by a Honda SUV with license plate M23539, just after getting off a bus […]Read more…

Blood on short track, Korean skater cuts Chinese skater with blade

| December 12th, 2010

Sports.cn Shanghai December 12,  Unexpected event happened on the last day of ISU Short Track World Cup 2010 season Shanghai stop. In the men’s 500 meters B final, Chinese skating star Han Jialiang;s stomach and arms were scrapped by South Korea’s Jin Bingjun two skates, he is being carried out of track on an emergency stretcher.

Into the last day of Shanghai Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, in the men’s 500m B final, Han Jialiang, Charles Hamelin of Canada, and […]Read more…