The #1 reason I don’t ride the bus (actually #1 is over-crowding – but fuck). Warning: Probably not best to watch this if you are sensitive to rather terrifying images and people screaming.
Update June 7, 2009
Here are a few links putting the video in context.
- What Lessons Can We Learn from the Chengdu Bus Fire? [CRIENGLISH]
- An Eyewitness Account Of The Chengdu Bus Fire [ESWN] (h/t Neddy)
- Chengdu Bus #9 Fire [chinaSMACK] (h/t Neddy again) – be warned, chinaSMACK has reposted some truly horrific images of the bus after the fire and the charred remains of those that didn’t get out.
The short version is – 25 people killed, 76 injury and it all could have been prevented.