[TABLE="align: left"] [TR] [TD="class: kaziBody, align: left"]Saturday August 20, 2011[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD="class: theTopicHead, align: left"] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD="class: redFont, align: left"][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] From PETI SIYAME in Sumbawanga, 19th August 2011 @ 23:00 POLICE in Rukwa Pegion have arrested two Chinese nationals for allegedly shooting and severely causing serious body harm to seven local workers. Rukwa Regional Police Commander Mr Isuto Mantage named the suspects as Wangheng Utaha (48) and Hong Dinglai (36). Both the suspects are working with Hunan Construction Engineering Group East Africa Ltd, who are upgrading sections of Kanazi-Kibaoni road to tarmac level in Nkasi District. Mr Mantage said on Friday here in the Municipality that the shooting happened on Friday at around 8:30am at Mparamawe village in Nkasi District. The fracas began when Chinese workers nabbed one of the Tanzanian staff on an act of theft. He was employed as a driver and could only be identified by one name of Rajab. The Chinese experts claimed that he was stealing fuel and they were forcing him to enter their compound for interrogation. According to the RPC, it was at that juncture some drivers and labourers started hauling stones to scare the Chinese from taking the suspect to their yard. One of the Chinese who was armed with a pistol who was identified as Wang Utaha fired twice in the air to scare off irate workers. It was also reported that the defiant workers were not scared of the shooting as the workers forged ahead with courage armed with stones and other crude weapons. This was followed by another shooting commanded by another Chinese identified as Hong Ding Lai who came to the scene. The RPC further said that during that shooting three workers were shot and several others were wounded whose names were identified as Robert Kipaila (22), a resident from Isunta village who sustained bullet injuries on his left thigh as his condition is described to be unstable. Other wounded workers are, Bi Wilbert (26) from Mpalamawe village who was shot on his knee and Rajab Juma (28) who has sustained a severe bullet wound on his left arm and his condition is described to be unstable. According to the RPC, all the three wounded workers were rushed to the Regional Hospital in Sumbawanga town where they have been admitted for treatment. The RPC named other workers who sustained injuries during the shooting as Samweli Abidi (32), a driver, Bernard Elius (27), a bull dozer operator, Moses Eliaza (22), a driver and Ernest Kahuja (30) who were rushed to Nkasi District Hospital in Namanyere town where they were treated and discharged. According to the RPC, the suspect will soon be arraigned in court once investigations of their case are over.