Tractor Rampage Leaves 11 Dead
BEIJING — A drunken man went on a rampage while driving a shovel loader in northern China, smashing into shops and vehicles and killing 11 people, a government spokesman said Monday.
The incident began when 38-year-old Li Xianliang killed a customer Sunday at the Hongyuan coal depot in Hebei province's Yuanshi county where he worked driving a shovel loader, said a news release issued by the county government.
Li, who had been drinking, then drove his loader down an adjacent road, smashing into cars, buses, motorcycles, trucks and roadside shops, the news release said. The tractor eventually came to a stop in a field where police subdued the man after the hour-long rampage.
The man was taken into custody and likely faces the death penalty if convicted of murder.
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