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11 children die in school bus crash

Eleven kindergarten children have died after a minibus collided with a truck in eastern China.

The Xinhua News Agency said the minibus driver was also killed in the accident in Shandong province.

Citing police, Xinhua said the minibus was hired as a school bus and was carrying more passengers than it was supposed to. Overcrowding on buses is common in China.

A series of accidents have focused public anger on school bus safety in rural areas, where there is a shortage of education funds and children are often forced to travel long distances because of school closures.

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