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Chen Works: Police and Chen

chen works: The 40-year-old minivan driver, whom police identified only by his surname Chen, lost control after a fire erupted in his van, which held several plastic bottles of gasoline as well as six canisters of liquid gas, according to CTV. A cigarette butt found by investigators in the van likely started the fire, Shanghai police said in a statement Friday evening. Police ruled out the possibility of a deliberate attack and described the crash as an accident. They said Chen had been alone in the vehicle. Chen works for a Shanghai metals company and had no criminal record but is now under suspicion for transporting dangerous materials. Chen was being treated for severe smoke inhalation and was in a coma, and nine other people were still hospitalized, police said. ( As reported in the news.