World

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.

Advertisement

The official, like many other Chinese bureaucrats, gave only his surname, Jiang.

The accident is the latest in a string of deadly crashes in China involving children.

Get Today's Headlines in your inbox:
The day's top stories delivered every morning.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

Police detained the driver for questioning, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The minivan belonged to Chunlei kindergarten, which doesn’t have a government license to operate, according to an article on the website of state broadcaster China Central Television, which did not cite any sources.

Associated Press

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com