11 killed in schoolkids' van crash in China

Beijing, July 11 (IANS) All 11 people, including eight kindergarten children, were killed after a minivan fell into a pond Thursday in China's Hunan province, rescuers said Friday.

The accident occurred Thursday evening in a mountainous village near Changsha, capital of Hunan. The bus was carrying the children home from their kindergarten in the city of Xiangtan, adjacent to Changsha, Xinhua reported.

There were eight children, two teachers and a driver aboard when the accident happened, authorities said.