22 April 2019

Official sacked after piggybacking amid flood, report says

A village official in flood-hit Zhejiang province was removed from his post after a picture of him being given a piggyback sparked public uproar online, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. The official, identified only as Wang, was removed as director of the construction office at Sanqishi town in Yuyao city after his picture was posted on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo. He was shown being carried on a villager’s back while visiting flood victims because he was wearing a pair of top brand shoes, the report said. Tens of thousands of people in Yuyao were affected by floods after rains trigged by Typhoon Fitow lashed the city last week, it added.

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