A Chinese bus driver has been hailed a hero for keeping calm despite an iron block smashing through the windscreen while he was driving.
Tragically, 48-year-old Wu Bin, from Hangzhou in eastern China, later died from the injuries he sustained during the freak accident in Beijing, AP reported. Camera footage released on Sunday shows the driver being hit by the chunk of iron last Friday as he ferried passengers on a public bus.
Despite being in serious pain, Bin carried on braking, shifting gears and warning passengers not to wander out onto the busy highway. Bin's actions most probably saved the lives of his 24 passengers. It is thought he suffered liver rupture and several rib fractures.
Experts believe the debris fell off from a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction, according to China Daily.
"His life was ordinary but at the last moment he became a hero," said his older sister, Wu Bing. "He respected his parents and was a good father and a role model as a husband."