China says principal drove school van that plunged into pond, killing 11
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say the principal of a kindergarten was driving a school van that plunged into a pond in eastern China, killing 11 children.
Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday that police found that the van was overloaded and the driver "drove improperly." She has been detained.
An initial investigation found that the seven-seater van - carrying 15 children and two adults - was speeding on a rural road that was undergoing repairs and ended up in a 3m deep pond on Monday morning.
Three children died at the scene, while eight others died later in hospital.