The recent loss of lives in China through floods, landslides and accidents have thrown the country in mournful mood.
On July 1, as shown in the pictures below, a tour bus carrying 30 passengers was wrecked and lives were lost after the vehicle tumbled out of the Tianjin-Jixian expressway at night.
Investigators are looking into the sad incident which occured in Northern China's Tianjin City. There are speculations that one of the tires must have developed faults, leading to a possible loss of control.
Pictures shows the bus in a river.
Out of thirty persons involved in the accident, only four people were found alive as of 2 am Saturday when emergency services arrived the scene, according to reports.
The survivors include a ticket seller, a copilot and two passengers.
They said the long-distance bus broke the guardrail at the Baodi section of the Tianjin-Jixian expressway and fell into a ditch.
Rescue operations is still ongoing with the presence of two Tianjin vice mayors.