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Runaway van kills 1

By Zhang Hui (Global Times)

09:36, January 12, 2012

An out-of-control minivan ran into dozens of passengers waiting at the bus station at Tuanhe Lu, Daxing district, Tuesday morning, resulting in one death and 11 injuries, the Beijing Times reported.

The driver, surnamed Liu, 35, lost control, knocking a woman into a ditch. She died at the scene. Liu called police, who detained him.

Fake Taoist arrested

A fake Taoist priest who cheated a woman out of 60,000 yuan ($9,498) was arrested, Changping district procuratorate told the Beijing Times.

The woman, surnamed Zhao, turned to the fake priest, surnamed Chen, for help with marital problems.

Retrial in CCTV fire case

Three men sentenced to jail over the 2009 Spring Festival CCTV fire are to be retried as their sentences of up to four-and-a-half-years are too light, the Legal Mirror reported.

Li Shuquan, who completed his two-year sentence Monday, was told his case will be retried. Li's lawyer confirmed the retrial was because of the light sentence. Beijing No 2 Intermediate Court did not reveal the reason.


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