China's Ministry of Transport concluded that Didi Chuxing's "management of people and vehicles is out of control." - Photo via Didi Chuxing.

China's Ministry of Transport concluded that Didi Chuxing's "management of people and vehicles is out of control."

Photo via Didi Chuxing.

Chinese authorities are fining ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing following the deaths of two female passengers earlier this year, Reuters reports.

During an investigation into the incidents, China's Ministry of Transport found Didi violated multiple safety rules, including failing to flag "high risk drivers and improperly handling deposits." The Ministry of Transport concluded that Didi's "management of people and vehicles is out of control."

Authorities will be fining Didi's executives and legal teams an undisclosed sum. Additionally, Didi's carpooling service Hitch will continue to be suspended indefinitely

The ministry is also initiating a broad crackdown on ride-hailing firms that hire illegal drivers.

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