Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Not Waving, But Drowning

This evening, Guangxi Early Warning Centre, sent a text message to all cell phones in the area. It reads:

【广西预警中心】炎热暑假,未成年人溺水易发,请您监护好孩子。如您发现有小孩在危险水域游泳、戏水,请主动劝告制止,防止溺水事故发生。

Roughly translated it means

In the hot summer vacation, minors are prone to be attracted to water. Please monitor your child. If you find that children are swimming in dangerous waters and or playing in water, please take the initiative to stop and prevent drowning accidents.

Sensible advice, but there is something sad about it having to be pointed out to parents and guardians that they should look after their kids.

Every year a number of children (and adults) drown in the rivers and ponds as they try to cool down. Last summer, one child nearly drowned while her father was too busy playing with his cell phone to watch over his young child. Ass.

. This entry was posted on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 9:48 pm and is filed under Liuzhou Life, Liuzhou News, Stupidity. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to “Not Waving, But Drowning”

  1. John Says:

    I remember just a short few years ago, that we took a rubber boat near the centre. Only after that, I found that no one (else) was able to row a boat. The river is quite strong, and it took us about a mile (it felt) to get back (along the bank) to where we started.



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