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Jilin officials punished over fatal accidents

By Xinhua | China Daily | Updated: 2013-07-08 07:13

Jilin officials punished over fatal accidents

More than 100 Chinese officials and company executives found to be responsible for three deadly workplace accidents this year have been prosecuted, sacked, demoted or given disciplinary punishments, the State Council said on Saturday.

The State Council said in a statement that it had approved an investigation report regarding the accidents in the Jilin province that left a total of 174 people dead. The report includes proposed punishments for those found responsible for the accidents.

Thirty-five people, including government officials and company executives, have been transferred to the judicial authorities for prosecution, and 73 others, including Jilin's deputy governor Gu Chunli, deputy governor and police chief Huang Guanchun, and former top work safety official Jin Hua, have been disciplined.

Jilin officials punished over fatal accidents

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