A 10-year-old boy was killed yesterday afternoon when a coin-shaped sculpture collapsed and fell on him at a public square in Deyang city, Sichuan province.
According to Tencent News, the little boy was playing alone near the sculpture when it suddenly toppled down on top of him, crushing him to death.
The boy’s grandmother rushed to the site shortly following the accident. Learning of her grandson’s death, she burst into tears and fainted.
Local police are now investigating the case.
The news has sparked a heated discussion among netizens about who is to blame for this tragic incident.
A user named 一抹残阳 wrote, “Many of these tragic incidents could be avoided. This one is no exception. Couldn’t the designer have taken safety issues more into consideration?”
“The construction and quality inspection departments should be held responsible!” commented another user.
“His family is to blame as well!” argued another netizen named Duangduang.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Tencent News]