BEIJING (AP) — Relatives of poor children who were injured when their overcrowded school minibus crashed say they had worried for their safety every time they got in the makeshift bus.
The nine-seater vehicle was stuffed with 62 kindergarten students, a teacher and the driver when it crashed head on with a heavy truck on Wednesday morning in a remote, rural area.
Officials say at least 18 kindergarten students and the two adults were killed. The two people in the truck were unhurt.
At one of the two hospitals where the dozens of injured children were being treated, relatives said Thursday they knew the bus was overcrowded.
"It was very dangerous," said the uncle of 5-year-old Wu Cheng, who was in the back of the bus when it slammed into the truck.