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Rampaging bus driver blames it on 'anger'

A BUS driver, whose wild driving rampage in southern Guangdong left four dead and 11 injured, said he was angry at being asked come to work when he was on sick leave.

Li Guoqing, 46, drove an empty bus through Huizhou City on Tuesday, causing chaos in the streets, the Beijing Times reported today,

Li had not drunk alcohol and was undergoing a psychological assessment, Huizhou police said.

Li had asked for a sick leave on Monday and this was given. But his boss phoned on Tuesday and asked him to work to replace another driver. He refused at first but when the boss called again came into work, waited in the terminal, for an hour then took the bus out on its fatal journey.

Li drove the bus for 7 kilometers from Huizhou Avenue to Huizhou Bridge and was stopped by police at Honghuahu Road in Huizhou City at 6pm. On the way he ran several red lights and drove into a taxi at Gaobangshan Road. Two trucks and a car then collided with the taxi killing the driver and three passengers onboard.

Because it was rush hour, the police only managed to stop the bus after it had hit the taxi.



 

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