Following the crash, dozens of rescuers rushed to reach the bus and search the river for any survivors. Unfortunately, all they have recovered up to this point is nine bodies.
Surveillance footage has been published online, showing the moment that the accident took place.
In the video, the bus suddenly veers into oncoming traffic, colliding with another vehicle before smashing through a wall and falling into the Yangtze, sinking down 68 meters below the water’s surface.
It remains unclear why the bus driver veered into the wrong lane. On Wednesday morning, the bus’s black box was recovered and has been handed over to police for investigation.