At 10.49am today, ShantouCity official microblog published a report that a military airplane crashed and hit a section of Chijiao Road at Huti Road, Yuepu Sub-district, Jinping District, Shantou City at 9.10am and caused a fire that trapped 4 people. One of them escaped, but three others were injured and hospitalized.
The fire has been put down, but the accident caused traffic jam at the said roads and drivers are told to divert to other roads.
According to Guangdong firefighting department, the airplane that crashed was a military one and the pilot has escaped with a parachute. No heavier casualty has been caused except the injury of the above-mentioned three people.
The department confirmed that the airplane that crashed was a J-7 fighter.
Sources: www.chinanews.com, CCTV official news microblog
SCMP says, “Shenzhen has released preliminary details on the local impact of a province-wide crackdown on corruption, claiming 146 government officials have been arrested since February on suspicion of involvement in cases of graft totalling 150 million yuan (US$23.6 million).”
Those arrested included 36 high-ranking officials – four at bureau head level and 32 at department head level – according to a report on the Shenzhen government’s official website.
“Another Guangdong city, Shantou, said on Tuesday that eight of its senior officials had been arrested during the crackdown, including the former chiefs of its transport, public security, urban planning and land agencies.”
“More than 1,000 party cadres and civil servants across the province have been investigated for graft so far.”
SCMP’s He Huifeng reports on Jun 27, “Eight mid-level Shantou officials have been arrested for allegedly taking millions of yuan in bribes as part of an anti-graft campaign in Guangdong that analysts say is spreading to second-tier cities.”
So far more than 1,000 Party and government officials across Guangdong are being investigated.
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Villagers and internet users suspect a local tycoon, whose grandson was allegedly caught by villagers for molesting a young girl, had instigated the attack, but the police has denied that.