China punishes 63 for oil pipeline blast

January 13, 2014

Sixty-three people have been penalized over a pipeline explosion that claimed 62 lives in Qingdao, Shandong province, in late November, the State Council said in a statement on January 10, China Daily has reported. 

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

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

Copyright: China Daily, 2014