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Man charged with role in tour bus crash

PROSECUTORS yesterday arrested a man who they say let the driver of a Shanghai tour bus involved in a deadly crash take drugs in his apartment before the collision.

The head-on crash of the bus with a truck in April killed 14 people and injured 20 in neighboring Changshu.

The suspect, surnamed Li, offered his apartment in the city's suburban Baoshan District for driver Wang Zhenwei and a friend to take drugs on the night of April 20, two days before the deadly crash, officials said.

Prosecutors said Li had criminal records of theft and drug-taking. He was detained in April after Wang tested positive for methamphetamine.

Li said he saw Wang inhaling meth at his place. Afterwards, Wang stayed at an Internet café and drove tourists to Hangzhou City in Zhejiang Province in the morning, police said. The 38-year-old drove back to Shanghai on the same day but spent another night in an Internet cafe before setting out the deadly journey on April 22. Wang had slept for less than four hours in two days, police said.

The bus, with 33 passengers on board, was heading to Changshu City in Jiangsu Province for a flower show when it crashed through a guardrail into the opposite lane of an expressway and hit the truck.

The bus was going 108 kilometers per hour on the Yanjiang Expressway in Jiangsu about 30 minutes before the accident, the vehicle's GPS showed. Police said Wang was having hallucinations.


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