Originally posted on China 15':

The elder brother of the Yao family was caring for his children. / The children in the village

continued from: The Little Match Boys: 5 at One Time in Trash

Reporter’s site visits confirmed that the dead boys’ family was too large. The elder brother of the Yao family was caring for these children, while he still had seven grandchildren of his own to look after, and he was too busy to attend so many nephews and grandchildren in the same time.   Not that he did not know the children ran away from home, but that he thought it did not matter and sooner or later they would come back.

Flooding public opinions urged that some officials should be held accountable for the tragedy. Bijie city government responded quickly and made a decision that eight local officials were sacked or suspended, so as to quell criticism.

The problem is: is…

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