The worker died in a fireworks factory explosion in Jiangxi, but when her relatives saw the body, they found stitches running from her throat to pelvis.
In July, there was an explosion at the Junma fireworks factory in Jiangxi’s Shangrao city. A total of four workers died on the spot, including Lü Zhonghua.
Authorities dispatched nearly 200 personnel to seal off the explosion site. The deceased were sent to the hospital, and their relatives were informed.
However, when the relatives of late Ms. Lü saw her, they were shocked to see a long line of stitches from her throat to the pelvis area. They had a suspicion that the organs of their deceased relative have been illegally harvested.
Their suspicions have intensified when some people from Ms. Lü’s village heard a factory driver complain, “This one (referring to Ms. Lü) was a pain. I had to take her to different hospital departments all over the Guangfeng district for examinations before finally taking her to the Shangrao crematorium.”
Ms. Lü’s family, friends, and villagers formed a large group of nearly 500 people and showed up at the factory for three days in a row, demanding an investigation into the matter.
According to an inside source, the local district authorities ordered the police to settle the matter quickly or else risk losing their jobs. Indeed, a police officer threatened Ms. Lü’s relative, saying, “If you insist on an autopsy to prove the organs are still inside her, I’ll be fired. And the government still won’t give you any compensation.”
In the end, however, authorities agreed to pay 1,600,000 RMB or 220,000 USD in compensation to Ms. Lü’s relatives privately.
Reported by Lin Yijiang