Hospital chief escapes death over blast [China]

Author: Standard [Hong Kong, China], Published on: 22 January 2007

A court has jailed seven people for an explosion that killed 35 people after a cache of dynamite that was improperly stored in a hospital ignited...The hospital administrator, Wang Jinsheng, received a death sentence that was suspended for two years...Wang operated a private coal mine on the side and was accused of storing 3,700 kilograms of dynamite and 10,000 detonators for his mine at the hospital...The cache exploded April 10, destroying a section of the hospital attached to the Xuangang Coal and Electricity [part of Datong Coal Mine].

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Related companies: Datong Coal Mine