Overload: Police arrest driver for carrying 42 children in 17-seater school bus

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Local authorities say a man in north China has been taken into police custody after “stuffing” 42 children into a school bus designed to carry 17.

On Monday morning, police in Shenze County, Hebei Province, noticed a school bus that appeared to be overloaded carrying children to a local kindergarten.

They intercepted the bus the following day, only to find 44 people inside, including 42 children.

Police said after a chase, the driver caught more than 10 km away.

The driver had no valid driving license and the vehicle registration plate was fake.

Several people were detained in connection with the death of a three-year-old on a school bus in the province.

The Hebei provincial department of education has issued an emergency circular, demanding private kindergartens to strengthen management of school buses.NAN

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