Saturday, February 12, 2011

Burned down

One of my relatives' house was burned down on the 4th day of Chinese New Year. 10 houses in that village were thoroughly destroyed. Luckily, there have been no casualties.

The unthinkable, unbelievable and untoleratable thing was: the fire flighters arrived within 5 minutes WITHOUT water and couldn't find any sources of water to put the fire down. Residents were witnessing their houses being burned down and were found in a completely helpless situation.

After the incident, some politicians arrived and handed over some financial helps to the victims. The government provided temperaly housing. However, according to my relatives, the housing were located in a neighborhood with high crime rate, nobody dares to move in there, most of the victims were staying with their close relatives.

During the fire, residents were trying their best to save their valuable belongings. Unfortunately, they had to face another dilemma: the thieves! Things gathered on the roadsides were taken / stolen. In the chaos, there exist these cruel people!

After the fire, victims stayed around with hope to grab anything left. Some people dipped through the ground and managed to find back their jewelry. My relatives gathered some burned iron equipments, thinking that they could sell them later, but all these were grabbed / stolen by some Indians and foreign workers, and they were too afraid to fight them off...

Through this incident, it really shows the urgency to ugrade the effectiveness of the government agencies. Besides, the government needs to instill the concept of good citizenship, those stealing behaviors are just not accetapble.


  1. Providing your firefighters with water could also turn out to be a good idea ...

  2. Tu m'étonnes !