Digger crushes 11 to death

2001-05-15 10:36

Hong Kong - Eleven people were killed, including a pregnant woman, when a man drove an excavator into a crowd in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen after failing to secure a loan, a report said on Tuesday.

At least 10 others were injured when the excavator ploughed into a night market in the Longgang district of Shenzhen on Monday, the China-backed Ta Kung Pao daily said.

Police shot the driver dead when he tried to resist arrest.

The paper said the man had tried to borrow money from the company he worked for but the manager was unable to get him any because the cashier was not in the office.

He beat up the manager before stealing the digger. - Sapa-AFP