8 months 22 miners die in China, 5 officials probed Manilatimes |World
BEIJING: Five officials are under investigation in northern China after 22 miners were killed when their transport crashed into the side of a mine tunnel, local authorities said. The accident, which left another 28 miners injured, happened last Saturday in the region of Inner Mongolia after the vehicle experienced brake failure. A photo published by state-run media shows a bus-like vehicle with heavy damage to its front resting against the side of a tunnel wall. Five officials “are suspected of serious violations of the law and are currently undergoing disciplinary review and supervision investigation,” a local government disciplinary commission said ... more