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Cabbie drowned as his car rode onto river bank

A taxi driver was drowned in a river in Baoshan District early this morning when he tried to leave his car that lurched sideways and hang over the edge the river.

Police said the male driver, not yet identified, was driving along Guchen Road at about 5:30am when his car suddenly swerved to the left and rushed toward the river.

Witnesses said the car didn't plunge into the water and stopped at the edge with its front over the water. However, the driver was not that lucky. He slipped into the river as he tried to climb out. One witness tried to save the driver but failed.

Police cordoned off the road and found the driver's body around 9am. The taxi, which belonged to the Blue Union Taxi Company, was also removed from the scene.

The company said the driver was on the night shift, according to the record.


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