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Van crashes into pond in China, 11 children dead

BEIJING — A minivan carrying 15 children to kindergarten plunged into a roadside pond in a rural area of eastern China on Monday, killing 11 children, state media and a local official said.

Three children died at the scene of the accident in Guixi city in Jiangxi province and another eight died in the hospital, said an official from the city’s Communist Party committee.

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