Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Photos: Chinese official sacked after being given a piggy back through typhoon flood waters because he 'didn't want to ruin his shoes'

Piggy back: This picture, which went viral after it was posted on a Chinese social media website, appears to show an official being carried through typhoon flood waters because he did not want to ruin his shows
A Chinese official was removed from his post after he was pictured accepting a piggy back ride from a resident of a typhoon hit city through flood water - because he didn't want to ruin his shoes.

A picture of the official, known only as Wang, sparked outrage when it was posted on Chinese social media website Sina Weibo.

The photo was taken as Wang visited the city of Yuyao, in Zhejiang province, as the area suffered widespread flooding after being hit by a devastating typhoon which left 10 people dead.

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Natural disaster: Yuyao City, in Zhejiang province, China, was hit by heavy flooding following a typhoon. An official was reportedly pictured being carried across flood water because he didn't want to ruin his shoes
Natural disaster: Yuyao City, in Zhejiang province, China, was hit by heavy flooding following a typhoon

Disaster zone: The area was hit by up to 11 inches of rain water in just 17 hours. Here a man is pictured pulling his family through flood waters on a boat
Underwater: The official had insisted on walking barefoot through flood water according to reports. Residents here are pictured making their way through the city's flood waters paddling on a door

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