Friday, 27. February 2015
04. 08. 14. - 16:00
A Chinese couple who lost their two children when they drowned in a quarry pit are keeping the boys' bodies in a deep freeze until local officials explain why they forgot to fill it in.
The parents of the two boys say that the quarry had been dug out two years ago for a nearby road building project near their home in Fenglin village in the city of Loudi in southern China's Hunan province.
But two years later the quarry was still there and, partially filled with water, had become a magnet for local kids, even though their parents frequently warned them to stay away.
Only a week earlier a young boy almost drowned and was only saved by a passing villager. But there was no one around when these two boys, three-year-old Chung and his brother five-year-old Hu, went to the quarry with two older friends to throw stones in the water. The younger boy fell in the water, and his brother also fell in when he tried to pull him free.
Terrified about having disobeyed their parents after being told not to go to the quarry, the other children had run home and had been to scared to tell anyone until the bodies were found several hours later.
Neighbour Shen Pai said: "They worshipped their two boys, everything they did was for their children and they just want answers. The council knew this place was dangerous and hadn't acted on the complaints even when a lad almost died a week earlier."
Dad Cai Libiao, 28, and his wife Wang, 27, who said their lives had been devastated by the loss of their two children have demanded an explanation from the local council, and want them to pay compensation for their loss.
So far though the council has declined to say anything and nor have the construction firm that apparently had promised to fill in the quarry.
The parents meanwhile have put their two boys bodies in the fridge filled with ice and are waiting for a reaction and an explanation as to why their lives have been devastated this way.
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