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This is just nasty out of Hong Kong

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posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 03:38 AM
Is it no wonder so many of our communicable diseases emanate from Asia?


Cremator dumps half-burned bodies to save fuel Fri Dec 7, 12:45 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's worst fuel crunch in years has led a crematorium to dump half-burnt corpses to try saving on diesel costs, a Hong Kong newspaper said on Friday.
Villagers in Hengyang county, in the southern province of Hunan, discovered the practice when an "unbearable stench" started coming from the site, and tried to block a road on Wednesday to stop funeral vehicles from delivering more bodies.

The village sent people to investigate the smell and the South China Morning Post said they saw "crematorium workers putting half-burnt human remains and organs in plastic bags and throwing them into a nearby ditch."

"As the price of diesel rose, we saw more and more bags thrown out from the crematorium," the paper quoted Xiao Gaoyi, a village representative and one of the witnesses, as saying.

China was hit by its worst fuel supply crisis in four years from October to November, as a widening gap between low, state-regulated domestic prices and market-driven international prices forced Chinese refiners to cut output.

Fuel in many parts of the country was rationed and there were long queues at petrol stations.

An increase of nearly 10 percent in the prices of domestic diesel and gasoline from November 1, the first in almost a year and a half, failed to lift refining margins back into the black.

posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 04:14 AM
This happened in China - not in Hong Kong.

Very misleading thread title.

The news is from an agency based in Hong Kong.

Yes Hong Kong is part of China, but the standards are a little higher here!

Although there was a mix up where a mortuary give a few families the wrong bodies for cremation a while back. Very up-setting I'm sure for the families involved but, nothing close to the scale of nastiness that goes on in China.

I read the story in the Post and by the sounds of it. It's been going on for a while. Nasty doesn't even come close. The Chinese were horrid when they were communists and now their all very much capitalists they are far worse!


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