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Chinese kids die in dumpster

2012-11-18 12:42

Beijing - The bodies of five street children in southwest China have been found in a dumpster after they apparently climbed inside it to escape the night-time cold, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

A trash collector discovered the bodies of the five boys aged about 10 on Friday morning in a dumpster in the city of Bijie in Guizhou province, according to the Beijing News, citing city officials.

Police believe they suffocated in the container where they took refuge to try to escape the cold, the report said, adding an investigation was under way.

Calls to Bijie police and city officials went unanswered on Sunday.

The Beijing News quoted officials as saying the bodies had been taken to a funeral home. It cited residents as saying the children had been seen playing with an old ball picked up from the dumpster.

The Friday night low temperature in the mountainous city was 6 degrees Celsius.

Comments
  • arlene.prince.7 - 2012-11-18 13:05

    How does something like 5 children dying in a dumpster happen, we spend so much money on weapons,houses, everything we can think of to make life easy!!and all the while children are still dying all around the world, we really are lost, the human race has lost it's way....Saying people should not have so many children really is besides the piont,,are we not all here by the grace of God!!!what breaks my heart dialy is that, when you look around children are the one's in pain...

  • dylan.mugabe - 2012-11-18 15:22

    Disgusting. There is no humanity. Just greed and misery.

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-18 17:18

      Its a pity that accidents like this occur. If you are asleep and unaware of the slowly depleting oxygen levels, you won't wake up. I can, however, empathize with your feelings on humanity. If you think about it, these kids were on the street because no-one could spare the expense to raise them. Not even the government. Its certainly no excuse for the parents, but our monetary system makes and consumer culture makes things very hard.

  • wendy.barnett.1238 - 2012-11-19 06:51

    That is so so sad. Rest in peace little ones

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