posted on May, 13 2005 @ 01:42 PM
Investigators now believe that some of the five underage Chinese workers who accidentally died of poisonous fumes resulting from their burning coal in
their dormitory were in fact buried alive in an attempt to cover up the fact that they were underage.
They charge that the owner of the canvas-making factory was so impatient to cover up the fact that three of the unconscious workers were underage
that he rushed the girls into caskets while some were still alive.
"You see the damage on the corner of the box, the bruises on the side of her head, and the vomit in her hair?" said Jia Haimin, the mother of
14-year-old Wang Yajuan, pointing to pictures of her daughter lying in a cardboard casket stained with vomit and appearing to show evidence of a
struggle. "Dead people can't bang their heads against the box. Dead people can't vomit. My child was still alive when they put her in there."
Children, some as young as 4, roam China's relatively prosperous coastal cities, begging on the streets or selling roses deep into the night,
apparently victims of schemes that use youngsters as bait. Even infants are being rented out as maternal cover for women selling pirated porn movies
on the streets.
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Underage Chinese labor practices can be blamed on the overwhelming poverty of the country's developing provinces, but more light needs to be shed on
exactly how big the problem is, if it is going to be relieved.
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[edit on 13-5-2005 by Zipdot]