17 Nov '11, 12am

Crowded China school bus crashes, 18 kids die

BEIJING (AP) — Relatives of poor children in a remote rural area who were injured when their overcrowded school minibus crashed said Thursday their parents had worried for their safety every time they got into the makeshift bus. The nine-seater vehicle was stuffed with 62 kindergarten students, a teacher and the driver when it crashed head on with a heavy truck on Wednesday morning on its way to school in China's Gansu province. At least 18 kindergarten students and the two adults were killed, officials said. The two people in the truck were unhurt. At Qingyang No. 1 People's Hospital, one of the two hospitals where the dozens of injured children were being treated, relatives said they knew their school bus was overcrowded. "It was very dangerous," said a man who would give only his surname, Zhou. "Parents were worried about their children every time they sent them in the ...

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