Dozens injured after bus driver blinded by smog drives straight into height clearance barrier

By Ryan Kilpatrick, January 26, 2015

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A coach driving through the Wuqing rural district of Tianjin from Henan Province this morning collided headlong with an iron height restriction barrier.

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The driver reportedly had his vision obscured by the thick miasma of smog that has descended recently on Tianjin, Beijing and surrounding Hebei Province. The accident occurred at around 11am this morning and "dozens" of the 59 passengers on board sustained injuries and have been sent to a nearby hospital. 

UPDATE: Two passengers have now been declared dead.

WATCH: Censored director Jia Zhangke's haunting short film about smog's human cost

[Images via China Daily]

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