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China: Van Overloaded with 62 Children Crashes, 18 Dead

"The school bus—a 9-seater van—was carrying 62 children."

Out of China comes another tragedy. Eighteen children and two adults were killed Wednesday when a school minibus crashed head-on with a truck in northwest China's Gansu Province.

"Four children and the bus driver died at the site—15 died a few hours later. Forty-five were hospitalized—with 13 sustaining serious injuries," reports NDT Television.

The report continues:

The preschoolers were on their way to kindergarten class in Qingyang City when the collision happened.

Local authorities said overloading was the cause of the accident.

The school bus—a 9-seater van—was carrying 62 children and their teacher when it crashed head-on into a truck.

News of the collision triggered public outcry from thousands of netizens. It exposes the Chinese regime's serious underfunding in China's education system, leaving students in remote regions at a disadvantage.

Overloading on school buses is regular practice. In September, Chinese traffic police pulled over a minibus crammed with 64 children and two adults.

Earlier on The Blaze it was reported that some Chinese immigrants are flocking back to China because "life is definitely better there." The abundance of stories such as this bus crash (or this girl getting run over) makes one wonder if that's really true.

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