Coal miner to be tried for crushing man to death

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A criminal suspect who allegedly crushed a man to death with his forklift in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is being tried for murder, local authorities said Monday.

The suspect, Sun Shuning, is being tried by the Xilinhot League sub-procuratorate of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region People's Procuratorate, said Yang Shulin, head of the sub-procuratorate.

Yang said the case was rendered to the Xilinhot Intermediate People's Court on Sunday and judicial proceedings are under way.

Sun was arrested on May 24 on a homicide charge resulting from a dispute that led to death of Yan Wenlong, according to Yang.

Residents living near a mine in Abag Banner complained about noise, dust and water pollution from the mine, ultimately resulting in a clash between the residents and the miners on May 15.

About 14 people were injured in the conflict, which was defused by local police.

Later that day, some 20 local residents drove to the coal mine, smashed the mine office's windows and fought with the miners again.

During the conflict, forklift driver Sun drove his forklift into Yan, a 22-year-old ethnic Mongol. Yan sustained serious head injuries and died at the scene, according to local police.

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