Chinese officials cut power after drunken dispute

2014-11-10 15:28

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Beijing - Half a Chinese county was plunged into darkness when local energy officials ordered the power cut in a drunken tantrum after they were refused a round of drinks, news reports said Monday.

On the night of 2 November, the six officials were drinking heavily at a karaoke bar and began smashing up the room after bar staff refused to give them a free round, Fazhi Wanbao newspaper reported.

"We'll cut off your power, and show you how powerful the 'electric tiger' is," one of them said, witnesses told local media in Qixian county, Henan province.

About 10 minutes later, power to the area went out for around six hours, affecting 3 000 to 5 000 households and businesses, according to Xinhua news agency.

The Hebi City Electricity Supply Company fired the chief of the local supply station and fined or suspended the other officials involved, it said online on Sunday.
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