A one-year-old girl was hit and killed by a kindergarten bus after she had come out to see her brother off to kindergarten in Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture,on Monday.
According to police, the accident occurred just before 9 a.m. Fuji TV reported that Tamao Yamaguchi had come out with her mother and 3-year-old brother to see him off to kindergarten. After he boarded the bus, the 72-year-old driver started to pull away. The driver was quoted by police as saying he immediately felt that the bus had hit something.
The child was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
There were seven children and one teacher on the bus at the time but none were injured, police said.© Japan Today