China school van accident: 12 officials suspended

Twelve officials have been suspended after 11 children died in an accident Monday in east China, reported Xinhua.

Beijing: Twelve officials have been suspended after 11 children died in an accident Monday in east China, reported Xinhua.

A van carrying 15 children and a teacher plunged into a pond Monday morning in a rural area of Guixi city in Jiangxi province, killing 11 students.

Police have detained the van`s driver, who is also the head of the kindergarten, for questioning.

A total of 12 officials, including the vice mayor of Guixi and directors of the education and transportation bureaus, were suspended.

IANS

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