|The minivan ishauled out of the pond near Changsha, capital of central China'sHunan Province, on July 11, 2014. All 11 people, including eightkindergarten children, died after the minivan fell into the pondThursday afternoon, rescuers said early Friday. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)|
CHANGSHA, July 11 -- All 11 people, including eight kindergarten children, died after a minivan fell into a pond Thursday in central China's Hunan Province, rescuers confirmed early on Friday.
The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. Thursday Beijing Time 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.
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.