Chinese official jailed for smiling at accident

Published: 05th September 2013 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2013 09:41 AM   |  A+A-


A court in China Thursday sentenced a work safety official to 14 years in prison after he was filmed "smiling" at the scene of a fatal road accident.

Yang Dacai, former head of the Shaanxi provincial work safety administration department, was also found guilty of taking bribes and holding a large amount of property which he could not account for, Xinhua reported.

The court in Xi'an city also fined him 50,000 yuan (around $8,200).

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