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63 penalized over fatal pipeline explosion in China

English.news.cn   2014-01-10 19:31:01

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Altogether 63 people have been penalized over a fatal pipeline explosion that claimed 62 lives in eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Nov. 22, the State Council said in a statement on Friday.

Among them, 48 received punishments for violating Party and administrative disciplines, and 15 others have been transferred to judicial organs for alleged crimes, the statement said.

Fu Chengyu, chairman of Sinopec, China's second-biggest oil producer and operator of the pipeline, and Qingdao Mayor Zhang Xinqi received administrative punishments.

Editor: Yang Yi
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