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Didi woman passenger killed amid China ride-hailing safety concerns

BurgerTiime

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A ride-sharing passenger in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver for China’s largest ride-hailing firm, local police said on Saturday, the latest violent crime to fuel safety concerns about the service.

Didi Chuxing, the biggest ride-sharing firm globally by number of trips, was “immensely saddened by the tragedy,” it said in a statement.

“We are deeply sorry. We fell short of your expectations. We can’t and we won’t shirk from our responsibilities,” it said.

Following the incident, Zhejiang province, where Wenzhou is located, ordered Didi to suspend its carpooling service there while the company addressed safety issues, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Didi has been stepping up safety measures including for its carpooling service, Didi Hitch, after the murder of a flight attendant in May sparked wider community outrage.

The steps include limiting Didi Hitch drivers to picking up passengers of the same sex during early morning and late evening hours.

Police in Yueqing city, which is part of Wenzhou, said on their official microblog that the 20-year-old woman, surnamed Zhao, got into a Didi carpool vehicle at 1 p.m. on Friday, and sent a message to a friend at around 2 p.m. seeking help before losing contact.
 

JimKE

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When you describe a rape/murder as "We fell short of your expectations," you have no soul. You have got to be shitting me!

The driver, the GM for that region, and whichever PR flack wrote that heartless statement, should be publicly beaten to death...unless the victim's family can think of some slower, more painful, capital punishment.
 

BurgerTiime

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When you describe a rape/murder as "We fell short of your expectations," you have no soul. You have got to be shitting me!

The driver, the GM for that region, and whichever PR flack wrote that heartless statement, should be publicly beaten to death...unless the victim's family can think of some slower, more painful, capital punishment.
Didi aquired Uber there so I’d like to know if he was an Uber driver prior to the sale. If so, just more stab into UBER’s background check and hence a revaluation of all drivers hired by Uber there.
 

heynow321

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When you describe a rape/murder as "We fell short of your expectations," you have no soul. You have got to be shitting me!

The driver, the GM for that region, and whichever PR flack wrote that heartless statement, should be publicly beaten to death...unless the victim's family can think of some slower, more painful, capital punishment.
Welcome to China. Human rights are a bigger joke there than they are here
 
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