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Didi passenger's murder prompts weeklong suspension

Chinese ride-hailing service promises overhaul as outrage and safety fears erupt

The murder of a passenger by a Didi driver triggered outrage from Chinese netizens, who expressed fears for their safety.   © Reuters

CHONGQING -- Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing suspended its carpooling service Saturday for a week following the murder of a passenger by one of its drivers.

A 21-year-old flight attendant who used the Hitch carpooling service in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, was killed by her driver on May 6, according to Chinese media. The presumed killer, 26, was found dead in a river by police on Saturday.

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