Drunk tractor driver kills 11

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The Independent Online

A drunk killed 11 people during an hour-long rampage driving a tractor in China, smashing into shops and vehicles.

Li Xianliang first killed a customer at the Hongyuan coal depot in Hebei province's Yuanshi county where he worked driving the shovel loader. Li, 38, who had been drinking, then drove down the road, hitting cars, buses, motorcycles, trucks and roadside shops.

He stopped in a field where police subdued him. He faces the death penalty if convicted of murder. Eight people were killed outright and 20 injured. Three others died in hospital.