"--Indo-Asian News service"
Beijing, July 11 - Eleven people, including eight kindergarten children, were killed when a minivan fell into a pond Thursday in central China's Hunan Province, rescuers confirmed early Friday.

The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. Thursday in a mountainous village near Changsha, capital of Hunan. The bus was carrying the children home from their kindergarten in the city of Xiangtan, adjacent to Changsha, Xinhua reported.

There were eight children, two teachers and a driver aboard when the accident happened, according to local authorities.

After hours of rescue work, the minivan was hauled out of the pond at around 3 a.m. Friday with eight children and a driver inside. The bodies of the two teachers were found about an hour later.

--Indo-Asian News service

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