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  1. School bus toll keeps climbing despite vow

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Another three school bus crashes on the mainland have claimed the lives of at least 17 children and injured dozens more in the past two days. The tragedies came in the wake of Beijing issuing strict guidelines aimed at preventing such accidents. A bus crash in Zhumadian city in central Henan province yesterday killed two students and injured ...

  2. Need to protect innocent children

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China is a powerful country but it has many problems. School bus safety is one of them. Last month, 19 kindergarten students were killed in a school bus crash in Gansu province. On Monday, at least 15 children died when a bus drove into a ditch in Jiangsu. School bus accidents are the result of a lack of legislation. In Gansu, for example, the nine-seater bus was packed with 62 ...

  3. 10 children injured as bus tips over

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Ten kindergarten pupils were injured when their school bus tipped onto its side in Harbin yesterday. The accident happened when the children, all ... school-bus safety. Eight children who were sent to Harbin Red Cross Central Hospital have already been discharged. The two others, who suffered a broken collarbone and a head injury, were sent ...

  4. Fears of higher toll in Jiangsu school bus crash

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com A confession by police in Feng county, Jiangsu, that there were at least 41 primary school pupils on a school bus that plunged into an icy ditch on Monday, not 29 as previously reported, casts doubt on the death toll from the accident and claims that the bus was not overloaded. The bus crashed into a roadside ditch after overturning when the driver ...

  5. Nannies planned for small school vans

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam But bus operators worry the proposal will drive up costs and force some out of business The government plans to make nannies mandatory on primary school buses with 16 seats ... four days after a 10-year-old boy was injured when his bag became trapped in the doors of a school bus as it drove away. School Buses Operators' Association chairwoman Wong Yuk-lin said ...

  6. Scandal of unsafe school buses

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com On the surface, Monday's deadly school bus accident in Feng county, Jiangsu, was different from recent high-profile tragedies involving overloaded ... to farther-off schools a necessity. The licensed school bus was carrying 29 pupils from a primary school in Shouxian township when it flipped and plunged into a roadside ditch as the driver swerved ...

  7. 18 children killed in school bus crash

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... bus logo. The seats had been removed and replaced with benches. Most of the victims suffered head and abdominal injuries. Five of the passengers died at the scene with 15 dying on their way ... to multiple fatalities on the mainland. In late December, 14 primary school pupils were killed and six injured when an overloaded school bus toppled into a river in Hengnan county, Hunan. Four ...

  8. Buy school buses to stop the carnage

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... provinces, have claimed the lives of at least 34 children. The vehicles, a licensed school bus and a kindergarten minivan, were overloaded and most likely in breach of technical safety standards ... hurt in a collision between their bus and a dump truck in Shunde, Guangdong, and early this month six were injured when a minibus overloaded with 14 students ran into a ditch in Hebei province. ...

  9. A tragedy that was waiting to happen

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The death of 19 young children in a school bus crash in Gansu this week left many wondering how such an accident could happen. But many dismayed educators say it was a tragedy waiting to happen because of a lack of safety checks on school bus operations, poor funding for rural preschools and a flawed rural schools policy that left parents ...

  10. Bus fees to double for Diocesan pupils

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Parents will have to pay double next year to bus their sons to the elite Diocesan Boys' School. The school is the latest to be stung by rising bus fees as transport operators, faced with higher fuel costs, seek more lucrative tourism charters. The Mong Kok direct-subsidy school will raise bus fees to as much as HK$2,800 for primary ...




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