Friday, August 28, 2015   

Beijing Ferrari wreck stirs anger
(02-13 18:17)

A 21-year-old driver crashed his Ferrari at high speed in Beijing, killing a passenger and injuring another, media reported, sparking comparisons with a scandal that rocked the ruling Communist Party two years ago.
Images of the wreckage of what the Beijing Evening News said was a Ferrari 458 were shared online. The newspaper said the accident happened on the airport expressway in the early hours today.
The driver, aged 21, emerged with a broken arm while one passenger was killed and another injured, it said. All three were understood to be male.
Comments on social networks drew comparisons with a high-speed Ferrari crash in the capital in March 2012 that left the son of a close ally of then-president Hu Jintao dead. Two women passengers, one of them naked, were both injured.
Ling Jihua was removed from a key party post and given a less high-profile position following the accident, which worsened public perceptions of corrupt and high-living officials.
“A similar thing happened before. Which official's son is it this time?'' asked one commentator on Sina Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter. “Prince Ling again?'' asked another.—AFP

   
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