1 Chinese citizen killed in US bus crash
The Chinese Embassy in the United States confirmed Wednesday that one Chinese citizen was killed in a bus crash in the US state of Virginia.
The crash, which took place early Tuesday, also led to injuries among several other Chinese passengers, but none was life-threatening, the embassy said in a statement to Xinhua.
A commercial bus carrying 57 people, including the driver, crashed on a ramp of the Interstate 95 highway 60 kilometers south of the city of Richmond, killing two people and injuring dozens. Local police said a significant number of passengers on the bus were Chinese-speaking.
A team from the Chinese embassy has been dispatched to the scene of the crash to offer consular services and has expressed heartfelt greetings on behalf of Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai to the Chinese passengers, according to the statement.
The driver, 40-year-old man named Yui Man Chow, was taken into custody and is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.