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In China, a devastating accident in Jiangsu Province. At least 15 kids lost their lives in a school bus crash. It comes only days after Chinese leaders announced a new campaign to improve school bus safety.
At least 15 children have been killed after their school bus crashed in China's Jiangsu Province, according to state media reports. It’s the latest in a string of traffic accidents that has drawn public ire across the country.
The bus fell into a ditch as it veered off the road to avoid a pedicab, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Another eight children were injured in the accident, which happened after school on Monday.
Local authorities said most of children drowned after the bus overturned.
Yesterday we reported that the Chinese regime is stepping up its oversight of school bus safety. It comes on the heels of a nationwide outcry over the death of 19 children when their nine seat school bus, crammed with 64 passengers, collided with a truck in November.
Agence France Presse reported the Chinese regime’s cabinet has laid out a draft aimed at improving safety standards.
Mandatory regulations include biyearly safety checks, as well as the installation of hammers, fire extinguishers and first aid kits.