• In May, excessive climate at an ultramarathon in northwestern Gansu province killed 21 runners when freezing rain, excessive winds and hail hit opponents.

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PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 05:59 PM IST

A prime official from the Chinese county that hosted a deadly ultramarathon final month has been discovered useless, authorities mentioned Friday, as 27 individuals face punishment over the incident.

In May, excessive climate at an ultramarathon in northwestern Gansu province killed 21 runners when freezing rain, excessive winds and hail hit opponents.

The lethal incident sparked requires extra regulation and raised questions over why organisers had apparently ignored the incoming climate.

On Friday, provincial authorities informed a press convention that the Communist Party secretary of Jingtai county — which hosted the occasion — had been discovered useless.

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Li Zuobi was confirmed to have died after falling from the constructing the place he lived. Police obtained the incident report on Wednesday, and have since dominated out murder.

27 individuals, together with municipal authorities officers, face legal prices or disciplinary actions over the lethal ultramarathon.

Among these punished embody the social gathering secretary and mayor of Baiyin metropolis — which holds jurisdiction over Jingtai — in addition to the Justice of the Peace of the county, the state-run Xinhua information company reported.

Last month’s incident additionally led to a suspension of sports activities competitions that lacked nationwide security requirements, together with occasions similar to mountain path operating and ultra-long distance operating.

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The investigators mentioned the tragedy was a public security incident caused by excessive climate together with excessive winds, heavy rain and plunging temperatures, in addition to unprofessional organisation and operation. REUTERS(VIA REUTERS)

Reuters | , Beijing

PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 05:12 PM IST

  • Twenty-one individuals died of hypothermia when extraordinarily chilly climate out of the blue descended on a government-organised 100 km marathon on May 22 within the rugged northwestern province of Gansu.

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