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Pictures: Bus driver has a narrow escape from death in Gansu

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:57 PM PDT

Pictures: Bus driver has a narrow escape from death in Gansu

In the early morning of July 20, a driver was thrown out when his truck loaded with 30 tons of coal suddenly turned on its side on a bridge in Qingcheng county, Gansu province, and, luckily he was suspended from one side of the 10-meter high bridge without falling down as the truck crushed his right leg underneath and he caught hold of the truck timely.

The rescuers were sent to the accident scene soon. They used the wire from other heavy trucks to fix the overturned truck first in order to avoid displacement caused during the rescue work. Then, a crane lifted up a firefighter and lowered him to the side of the trapped driver for rescuing.

After three hours of rescue work, the victim was finally pulled out of danger, and rushed to the hospital for emergent treatments.

Pictures: Bus driver has a narrow escape from death in Gansu

Pictures: Bus driver has a narrow escape from death in Gansu

Pictures: Bus driver has a narrow escape from death in Gansu

Pictures: Bus driver has a narrow escape from death in Gansu

Bus driver puts knife to his own throat to seek renewal of contract

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:03 PM PDT

Bus driver puts knife to his own throat to seek renewal of contract

July 19, in Shenzhen, a public bus driver placed a kitchen knife on his own throat while holding a sign board, to seek justice for himself and renewal of his contract with the company.

The driver, surnamed Long, 43, said that he was avenged after he reported to the higher authority that the deputy secretary of the public bus company accepted red envelopes stuffed with cash and cigarettes as bribes from others. The company then terminated renewal of the contract with him by some excuses.

In desperation, Long attempted to hurt himself to prove that he is innocent and demanded justice from the company.

He appeared overwhelmed by emotion when talking to the police, and had a one-hourlong standoff subsequently.

The police officers did not step forward to seize the knife by force, under the consideration of the driver’s safety. But ultimately, the man calmed down, and was convinced to put away his knife to come to the negotiating table with the company.

Street vendor holds chengguan officer’s leg for restoration of his confiscated item

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 05:52 PM PDT

Street vendor holds chengguan officer's leg for restoration of his confiscated item

A chengguan officer was suspended from his post, after pictures capturing him arrogantly ignoring a street vendor who sat on the ground and wrapped his arms tightly around the officer’s right leg in Shaanxi went viral online.

It was learned, the street vendor demanded the officers to return back his electronic scale that had been confiscated by the officers last May. But chengguan officers refused to give it back, and the peddler then desperately hugged one officer’s leg and did not want to let go of it.

Seeing the peddler’s behavior, the chengguan officer, who wore sun glasses, however turned his face away and took out a cigarette to smoke.

The street vendor said later in an interview that he was beaten several times by the chengguan officers too when he was found hawking on the streets illegally.

But regarding this the local chengguan office has refused the saying.

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