CitymayorapologizesafterstormscausinghugecasualtiesinHebei-PeoplesDailyOnline

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016SearchArchiveEnglishChineseJapaneseFrenchSpanishRussianArabicKoreaGermanPortugueseHomeOpinionsBusinessMilitaryWorldSocietyCultureTravelScienceSportsSpecial CoveragePhotoVideoEnglishCity mayor apologizes after storms causing huge casualties in Hebei(CRI Online)    09:34, July 24, 2016(The mayor of Xingtai City in north Chinas Hebei Province apologizes Saturday night for inadequate responses to the storms that have caused 25 deaths and 13 missing in the city. Photo: weibo.com)The mayor of Xingtai City in north Chinas Hebei Province apologized Saturday night for inadequate responses to the storms that have caused 25 deaths and 13 missing in the city.Dong Xiaoyu said the government had underestimated the intensity of the rainfall, been insufficient in emergency ability, and late and inaccurate when it came to disaster assessment.”I am deeply sorry for failing to protect peoples lives and properties, no matter how serious the natural disaster is,” Dong said. “On behalf of the city Party committee and government, I pay deepest condolences to the victims and their relatives, and apologize to the public.”Dong said the city has initiated an accountability investigation and will punish those responsible for the tragedy.Torrential rain and floods have left 114 people dead and 111 others missing in Hebei as of 6 p.m. on Saturday, according to the provincial civil affairs bureau.(For the latest China news, Please follow Peoples Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor: Jiang Jie,Bianji)Add your comment/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var shortname=window.location.host;var disqus_shortname=;var disqus_identifier=;if (shortname==en.people.cn){disqus_shortname=enpeople;disqus_identifier = 9090216;}/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function() {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = // + disqus_shortname + .disqus.com/embed.js;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.We RecommendWho Will Fit The Chinese Roles In Game Of Thrones?
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