Chinese police find 36 school pupils and two adults packed into seven-seat van
Unlicensed driver of unregistered van was also the kindergarten owner
Traffic police in China recently pulled over a seven-seat van that was found to be carrying 36 school children, a teacher and a driver, the state broadcaster CCTV reported.
The driver, surnamed Bai, runs a local kindergarten in Nanyang, Henan province and is responsible for taking the children to school and back home every school day.
Most of the passengers were kindergarten pupils with a few from primary school carrying their schoolbags, the CCTV footage showed.
The school minibus was not registered nor did Bai have a driving licence.
“It’s just a tip of the iceberg. Rural kindergartens are usually like this. It’s quite normal to drive 20-30 school kids in such a minibus,” one internet user commented.
“Who will take responsibility if something happens?” wrote another.