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School bus crash in south China kills 11

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 00:47

Eight kindergarten pupils among 11 killed in south China bus crash. Natalie Thomas reports.

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Emergency services pull the wreckage of a minibus out of a reservoir in southern China. All eleven people on board were killed. Eight of them were children. The father of one of the children says the minibus was overloaded. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) FATHER OF CHILD WHO DIED IN CRASH, LIU HAIHONG, SAYING: "(Before the accident occurred the bus) brought several kids home. They got out of the school bus. (Originally there were) over 10 children on board the bus." (REPORTER ASKING: "Fourteen or fifteen kids, right?") LIU HAIHONG SAYING: "Fourteen or fifteen kids. The bus had seven seats. It was a minibus." Chinese state media said the bus was travelling on a narrow dirt road that had no guard rail. Police have launched an investigation. It's the latest in a string of accidents that have fuelled public anger in the country over unsafe transport for school children. It follows another in April where eight children died in a bus crash during a school outing.

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School bus crash in south China kills 11

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 00:47