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|SHIJIAZHUANG James Van Riemsdyk Jersey , July 4 (Xinhua) -- A court in north China on Friday upheld the death sentence of five people who killed four miners and faked accidents at coal mines to claim compensation.
The Hebei Provincial Higher People's Court dismissed the appeal of Zhang Weilan, Zhou Jun, Zhong Chengyong, Xu Chengde, Yan Shiyong who cheated 1.8 million yuan (290,000 U.S. dollars) out of mine owners.
The case is eerily similar to the movie "Blind Shaft", which won a Silver Bear at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival.
The five managed a 21-member gang that bludgeoned four people to death with hammers at iron mines in Wu'an City and Shexian County, both in Hebei, from October 2011 to August 2012.
After the murders, the gang faked accidents and received money from the mine owners in the name of victims' "relatives". They managed to get 1.8 million yuan from the first three incidents before being caught by police during the fourth attempt, in which they had asked for 600,000 yuan in "compensation".
Female gang members were responsible for luring the victims, mostly bachelors who were too poor to marry. While others scouted the shafts, killed the victims and extorted the money.
The Handan City Intermediate People's Court found all the five guilty of murder and sentenced them to death in August 2014. They lodged an appeal with the Hebei Provincial Higher People's Court after the verdict.
Yan Dengpeng, another suspect, was sentenced to death with a two-year suspension. Wang Huatao and two other suspects were sentenced to life in prison. The others were sentenced to different terms of imprisonment.
BEIJING, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Following are the Chinese Super League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, goal difference and points):
1. Beijing Guoan 4 3 1 0 7 1 6 10
2. Shandong Luneng 4 3 0 1 11 5 6 9
3. Shanghai Greenland 4 3 0 1 8 4 4 9
4. Shanghai SIPG 3 3 0 0 6 2 4 9
5. Liaoning Whowin 4 2 2 0 7 5 2 8
6. Henan Jianye 4 2 1 1 8 6 2 7
7. Guangzhou Evergrande 4 2 1 1 6 5 1 7
8. Guangzhou R&F 4 2 0 2 7 4 3 6
9. Hangzhou Greentown 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
10. Jiangsu Sainty 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 3
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15. Chongqing Lifan 4 0 1 3 5 10 -5 1
16. Shanghai Shenxin 4 0 0 4 4 12 -8 0
Image provided by Administrative Department of Disaster Prevention (DAPARD) shows rescuers and police officers standing guard in front of a tour boat, in Guatape, Antioquia Department, Colombia, on June 25, 2017. At least nine people are dead and 28 others missing after a tour boat with some 170 passengers onboard capsized Sunday afternoon in northwest Colombia. (XinhuaDAPARD)
BOGOTA, June 25 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were dead and 28 others went missing after a tour boat with some 170 passengers onboard capsized Sunday afternoon in northwest Colombia.
Officials did not yet say what caused the ship called "Almirante" to go down in the Penol-Guatape reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape, in Colombia's northwest department of Antioquia.
"At the moment we officially have nine people who have been found dead," and "approximately 28 people reported missing," said Margarita Moncada, head of the disaster prevention department of the Antioquia regional government.
She said the boat was carrying 170 people, most of whom were rescued by other boats or escaped by themselves.
Eduardo Rivera, who is in charge of a state-run hospital in the town of Guatape, said another 15 people were injured and recovering at the facility. Colombian air force helicopters were dispatched and stood ready to evacuate the most seriously injured.
The Almirante, a four-deck vessel, was taking visitors on a tour of the reservoir, located 80 km east of Medellin, when it began to tilt sideways, then gradually sank.
Survivors on local television reports said they heard a loud noise before the boat began to sink and that not all of them had life vests.
The ship sank extremely quickly, according to Luis Bernardo Morales, a fire service captain involved in the rescue effort. "It all happened in a few minutes."
Videos circulating on social media showed that the boat rocked from side to side as people crawled down from the upper decks when it began sinking into the water, and vessels of all sizes were rushing to the site in an attempt to help the victims.
Some people who witnessed the tragedy from the nearby shore said the boat appeared to be overloaded but President Juan Manuel Santos said it was sailing below capacity.
"I have been informed that the boat had a capacity greater than the number of people on board, so that it was not due to overloading" that the craft sank, he told reporters while visiting the scene of the sinking.
"Nobody really knows what happened," said Santos, adding that naval officials were brought in to carry out an investigation and divers would continue searching for people all night.
"The way it sank, which was very quick and sudden, raises questions," he added.
Santos also said that "there are no children" among the dead so far.
The scale of the accident led to the mobilization of Colombia's armed forces, Victoria Eugenia Ramirez, secretary of the government of Antioquia, told the media.
"We have a full operation underway. The rescue operation includes the interior ministry, air force, army and police. The boat 'El Almirante' (The Admiral) did not crash into another, it just sank," Ramirez added.
A local vendor told the Caracol News network that it was not the first time the boat has sunk.
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