On the afternoon of December 12, a school bus in Feng County, Jiangsu Province rolled over into aditch almost 2ft in depth. Apparently, it swerved to avoid hitting a bicycle cart. Fifteen students died in the accident, and eight are still in the hospital.
On the same day, another school bus in Shunde, Guangdong Province collided with a truck. Two thirds of the student passengers were injured and one of them is in critical condition.
The next day, a school bus in Zhumadian, Henan Province crashed into a truck and two students died in the accident. More than 20 people were injured. See the source here.
These shocking numbers recall an incident in Gansu, which took place less than a month ago. The fright still lingers in the public’s consciousness.
In Gansu, on November 16, a kindergarten school bus ran into a coal truck due to serious overloading. Twenty-one people (including 19 students) died in the accident and 43 people were injured. See the source here.
This has rung an alarm for unregulated school buses in China. But while the national government was collecting suggestions to draft school bus safety regulations, other accidents happened.
More and more parents are experiencing the pain of losing their children. At the same time, the government is also investigating the accidents and taking action against the people responsible for the accidents. Other than that, what can China do? Will the new regulations come out in time to save young lives?