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Collapsed building's developers admit guilt

TWO prime defendants for last year's collapse of an apartment building at Lotus Riverside in Shanghai today admitted guilt for their involvement in the accident that killed one worker and caused 19 million yuan (US$2.78 million) in losses.

Que Jingde, former assistant director of Meilong Town and a partner in the Lotus Riverside developer Meidu Real Estate Development Co Ltd, and Zhang Zhiqin, Meidu's board chairman, were tried in Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court, reported.

Que was charged with embezzlement while Zhang faces charges of embezzling, misappropriating funds and causing a serious accident.

On February 11, six people were jailed for between three and five years for their roles in the collapse. Four have appealed against the verdicts.

The building toppled on June 27, 2009, because pressure on both sides moved the foundations horizontally.


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