TWO children on an overcrowded van being used to take them to school were injured when it was rear-ended by a public bus in Shanghai yesterday. The van had been hired by parents, police said. Eleven children were onboard the vehicle but it was only licensed to carry seven passengers.
The accident happened at about 6:50am. Two sisters, surnamed Liu, were sitting in the rear seats of the van when it was hit by the bus. The elementary school pupils weren’t seriously hurt but needed hospital treatment.
The paper adds that Shanghai has 2,200 school buses which ferry some 60,000 students (a suspiciously low figure if you do the math) to school daily. The education ministry has ordered an urgent city-wide school bus inspection, due to be completed by next Friday.
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