Nine people were killed and at least 27 more injured in a car accident at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in Guangdong province, police said yesterday.
According to Xinhua, the driver of a red sedan “lost control” of her vehicle and ran over several pedestrians near the airport’s Terminal 3 at 3:32 p.m. Five people were killed instantly and four later died in the hospital. At least 27 other people were rushed to five different hospital for injuries.
The driver, identified only as a 24-year-old female, is believed to have lost control of her car after ‘a honking car made her nervous,’ according to the report. She has been taken in for questioning.
Around 30 people were standing on a platform to view takeoffs and landings of planes when the car plowed through the crowd. The platform is part of a driveway and pedestrians aren’t allowed there, although no signs are present to caution people.
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