Official dies after boozy working lunch

2015-02-16 13:33


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Beijing - A local food and drug official in central China died after excessive drinking during a working lunch with his team, news reports said on Monday.

Eight of his colleagues were penalised for drinking during working hours, the disciplinary watchdog of Hubei Country said Sunday, according to a Xinhua report.

Six of the survivors, including the deputy chief of the food and drug administration for Tongshan County, received a formal warning. The seventh, the head of the local branch of the body, was dismissed.

Liu Jianxin collapsed and died during the team lunch on 19 December in Huangsha township the report said.

Chinese officials are banned from drinking at lunchtime.

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