YUNNAN Visit for fresh air Yunnan province's Lijiang and Xishuangbanna have been listed as two of the top 10 Chinese cities of choice for tourists keen to avoid air pollution, Yunnan.cn reports. The rankings, by Chinese tourism website Ctrip.com also include Sanya in Hainan, Xiamen in Fujian and Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan . Outside of China, top tourist destinations for avoiding the smog include Thailand, Cambodia, the Maldives, Japan and Austria. Sacked over stampede Seven officials in Kunming have been sacked to take responsibility for a school stampede last year that left six children dead and 26 injured, Xinhua reports. The sacked officials included a deputy district governor and a deputy director of Kunming's education bureau. The stampede took place on September 26 at a primary school in Panlong district. FUJIAN Fatal highway crash Four people died and 24 were injured on Tuesday night after a bus overturned on a highway in Quanzhou , Xinhua reports. The coach, which was carrying 47 people, suddenly lost control on the road at about 11pm. Of those injured, four were in serious condition. The accident is being investigated. Bribe-taker jailed The director of the provincial electronics products quality supervision and inspection institute has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for cultivating a network of corruption, Mnw.cn reports. The Intermediate People's Court in Fuzhou found that he took about 480,000 yuan (HK$603,000) of bribes from several electronics producers between 2011 and 2013. In return, he helped them bribe officials from the provincial commissions for foreign trade and economy to grant funds to the firms. GANSU Smelly-water scare People in Lanzhou emptied supermarket shelves of bottled water after a resident complained of a foul smell in tap water on Wednesday, Xinhua reports. The city government tried to quell fears by telling the public that the water quality was still normal, but residents swept up bottled water in shops nevertheless. The incident comes after pollutants, including benzene, ammonia and ethylene, leaked into the city's tap water multiple times last year. 'Prosecutor' prosecuted An unemployed man in Lanzhou has been sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail for cheating two people of more than 160,000 yuan by posing as a prosecutor, the Lanzhou Morning Post reports. The man told his victims he could help their relatives who were in trouble with the law to get their sentences reduced. GUANGDONG First rare infection A 40-year-old woman has been diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection that is the first of its kind in China and only the fourth such case worldwide, according to the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, the Southern Metropolis News reports. She has been suffering from mycobacterium haemophilum, which affects the central nervous system and the skin, since September - which resulted in serious brain damage, paralysis of half of her body and a skin rash - but is recovering after treatment. New 'kindness law' Good Samaritans in Guangzhou can be awarded up to one million yuan under the city's new Good Samaritan law, the New Express reports. The law, which takes effect later this year, will pay Good Samaritans who suffer minor injuries from helping others up to 20,000 yuan. Those who are severely injured can get up to 400,000 yuan and those who lose their ability to work, up to 100,000 yuan. The families of those who sacrifice their own lives to save others will get a million yuan. GUANGXI Drug ring busted Police in Guilin have busted a ring of illegal drug makers, arresting 10 people and seizing 1.2 tonnes of ketamine in the city's biggest such case, Xinhua reports. Police took apart two methamphetamine laboratories in a remote mountain area and seized 420kg of raw materials and four guns. Precious porcelain … not Thousands of porcelain pieces were uncovered at a highway construction site in Pubei county on Tuesday, drawing hundreds of village looters to the site, Gxnews.com.cn reports. Some villagers even began trading their loot on the spot at prices of between 500 and 2,000 yuan. The porcelain pieces were later found to have been produced in the 1960s and hence not worth as much as expected. HUNAN From cash to ash A property contractor's wife accidentally burned to ashes the 100,000 yuan he was going to use to pay his employees, Voc.com.cn reports. The man had borrowed the money from his relatives and friends and the couple decided to hide the cash in the kitchen stove before the workers' pay was due. But the wife forgot about it and burned wood in the stove to prepare a meal. By the time she realised her mistake, it was too late. Teens' travel plans foiled A 13-year-old boy in Loudi stole 30,000 yuan from home on Tuesday to embark on his plan to travel around the world with three classmates, Voc.com.cn reports. The group stole an adult's ID card from an internet cafe and used it to buy train tickets to Guangzhou. But a policeman stopped them from boarding the long-distance train as they appeared suspicious without any luggage with them. JILIN Drunk driver's ploy A man in Changchun barged into a restaurant and pretended he was its chef - all to avoid getting arrested for drink-driving, Xwh.cn reports. The man had stopped his car about 50 metres from a police alcohol checkpoint and entered the restaurant in a hurry. Police who noticed his strange behaviour followed him in to find him chopping vegetables in the kitchen. He insisted that he was the restaurant's chef but after being taken to the police station, admitted that he had been driving while drunk and tried to escape the alcohol test by pretending that he worked there. Elderly woman hurt A 90-year-old woman in Changchun was seriously injured after being attacked by her 53-year-old mentally ill son, Chinajilin.com.cn reports. The woman, who sustained injuries throughout her body including on both hands, face and ribs, said she had been caring for her son for many years but was now too old to do so. SHANGHAI Family tragedy The bodies of a 53-year-old man and his wife were found hanging from a tree in a grove in Qingpu district on Wednesday after the man attacked his 11-year-old stepdaughter with a hammer, Dfdaily.com reports. The girl survived being repeatedly hammered on the head after undergoing an emergency operation yesterday. The incident reportedly took place after the couple had had a fight. Police are investigating. Refuge for crisis The municipal authorities will build 19 more emergency shelters this year to protect residents from natural disasters, Eastday.com reports. So far, 30 emergency shelters have been built since 2010. They can hold a total of 200,000 people in the event of disasters such as fires, floods or earthquakes.