Rescuers search for victims at the scene of the tragedy in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua
Rescuers search for victims at the scene of the tragedy in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese authorities accuse ‘certain’ officials of putting profit before safety after ultramarathon tragedy

  • The country’s top disciplinary body has ordered an in-depth investigation into the event in Gansu after 21 competitors were killed in freezing mountain weather
  • Local authorities across the country have tried to cash in on the boom in endurance sports, but concerns are growing that some event hosts are cutting corners

Rescuers search for victims at the scene of the tragedy in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua
Rescuers search for victims at the scene of the tragedy in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua
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