A video has emerged which shows the moment police in China discovered that 50 people had been crammed into one six-seater van.

Footage filmed by China's state broadcaster CCTV shows stop a mini-van that was driving through Giuyang City late at night. The officers then proceed to count the passengers as they stream out of the vehicle. CCTV reports that in total there were 50 people inside the van, including the driver.

The people inside the van were local construction workers asked by their boss, who was also the driver, to pile into the vehicle in order to reduce their commuting time. The police arranged vehicles to transport the workers and fined the driver for the traffic offence.