Zibo plant blast kills 1

By Xinhua – Global Times Source:Global Times Published: 2012-8-27 0:25:05

Zibo plant blast kills 1

One person was killed and seven were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in Zibo, Shandong Province on Saturday afternoon, local authorities said Sunday.

The fire occurred at the Guojin Chemical Co in the city's Huantai county after a hydrogen peroxide manufacturing facility exploded. Two people are still missing.

The injured are in a stable condition at hospital. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Drunk driver sentenced

The Ouhai District People's Court in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, on Sunday sentenced a driver named Liu to six years in prison for drunk driving and killing two students in their 20s in a college in May.

The accident triggered a nationwide outcry over traffic safety due to video footage of the accident scene being widely circulated online.

Liu, driving a rented black Honda sedan, fled from the scene at once, before turning himself in three and a half hours later.

A blood test showed his alcohol level was far above legal limits.

Liu had been driving at near to 110 kilometers per hour before the crash.

Xinhua - Global Times


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