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Five more arrested for Shenzhen landslide

Police in Shenzhen have arrested another five executives of the company responsible for the construction waste pile that collapsed and buried 77 people in the southern Chinese city last month.

The Bao'an district people's procuratorate confirmed the arrests Friday, following the earlier arrests of 11 others from the company, including a legal representative.

All 16 have been charged with negligence.

The waste pile collapsed on Dec. 20, destroying 33 buildings in the Hengtaiyu industrial zone. Fifty-eight bodies had been recovered by Wednesday, 18 days after the landslide.

A State Council investigation found the disaster was a result of work safety mismanagement rather than geological causes.

[Source: Xinhua, Shenzhen, 08Jan16]

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