After at least 10 people were killed and nine others injured in a fire in China‘s Xinjiang region. Now, a Uygur activist has alleged that the authorities wasted hours checking COVID-19 tests before saving the victims.
What Happened: Tahir Imin, who works to promote Uyghur rights legislation, in a tweet on Friday, blamed Xi Jinping‘s administration for the death of two Uyghur kids after a fire broke out in a highrise residential building in Urumqi, Xinjiang region.
China’s International Press Center did not immediately respond to Benzinga’s request for comment.
“Chinese authorities caused the death of two Uyghur kids today since they wasted two hours to check COVID test …