18 Nov '11, 5am

Safety check urged for school buses

Safety check urged for school buses

By Chen Jia China Daily/Asia News Network Friday, Nov 18, 2011 BEIJING - The Ministry of Education on Thursday urged schools and kindergartens nationwide to conduct safety checks on buses after 21 children were killed in a head-on collision between an overloaded school bus and a coal truck. The ministry ordered school bus safety checks for kindergartens, primary schools and middle schools after the fatal crash happened in Gansu province on Wednesday morning. "School buses that have potential safety risks must immediately be taken off the road and be repaired," the ministry said in a statement. "Vehicles that cannot meet safety requirements are strictly banned from traveling on the roads," it said. Local authorities are requested to register the types of school buses, purchase dates, mileage as well as driver information. The accident killed at least 21 people - including 1...

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