NEWS RELEASE: Seven Xinjiang project workers killed under severe weather conditions
November 29, 2022
新华社新闻报道 11月29日，但他们仍然需要详细说明这些工人在恶劣天气下被困的情况。 covered the issue on November 29, but they still needed to detail the conditions under which these workers were trapped under severe weather.
To the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region:
This is a life-threatening request for help!!! Since the outbreak of COVID in Atlay Prefecture in early October, Kalaxilike highway project management office, located in the No. 217 National Highway, was said to have reported to upper management regarding the issue of having workers return to their home community. But the community administrative authorities had refused to provide said permission until November 26, 2022.
But the unexpected snowstorm on November 26 led to a traffic accident, killing seven workers. The only worker alive has been transferred to the intensive care unit and is under critical condition. Family members of the workers are all living in Fuqing city, Fujian Province. They have not been able to purchase flight tickets to Xinjiang because of the COVID policy. Therefore, we hereby urge the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to offer the necessary support for the eight workers’ family members and help them prepare for funerals. All of the above mentioned writings are verifiable, and I’m willing to undertake all legal responsibilities for this request.
Petitioner: [Name redacted]
Tel: [phone number redacted] (For the sake of preserving immediate communication, please do not call this number unless there is an urgent situation)
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