Chinese woman fined 2,000 yuan for delaying high-speed train departure
Hefei (China) : A Chinese woman who delayed a high-speed train because she wanted her husband to join on the coach has been fined 2,000 yuan (around $300).
According to the Railway Police in Anhui province, the woman, Luo, stopped the train from leaving by blocking its door with her body on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Luo claimed she had to wait for her husband and refused to step aside as conductors tried to make her move. The incident took place in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, when the G1747 train was set to leave for Guangzhou.
Though Luo's husband successfully boarded the train, her behaviour delayed the train departure and sparked an outcry in China after a video clip went viral online.
Luo, a teacher at a primary school, was also suspended from her job on Tuesday. Some web users criticized the woman's disrespect for rules while others questioned the station staff's decision to let the family on board.