Five students drowned recently while swimming at a Yunnan reservoir. The grieving parents of two brothers who died have sued the management company for causing the death of their kids, but now found themselves being sued as well.
The parents claim that there were no signs, no barricades and no guards to stop their children from playing in the reservoir, according to Tencent News. They have sued the local water authority and the reservoir management company seeking compensation for the early deaths of their two sons.
Meanwhile, the company has argued that the kids had no swimming certificates and the parents simply failed in their obligations as guardians of their children, resulting in their tragic deaths. Furthermore, following drownings the management company is forced to run additional water treatment measures, which incurs additional financial losses
Taking that all into consideration, the very sympathetic company decided that not only is it not to blame but has instead filed a counterclaim seeking a “corpse pollution fee” from the negligent parents.
So, whose side are you on?
Check out the Chinese news report:
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