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|Who should pay for the search and rescue costs?|
|Oct 16, 2015 01:08|
|guestLee||Voting without time limit|
Recently, a piece of news has drawn the public’s attention and stirred up controversy in China. 17 Chinese hikers entered Changtan River Nature Reserve in Guangxi Province without permission. Because of the heavy rain, they were trapped there. Luckily, they were eventually rescued. After the rescue operation, each of them was fined CNY 1000 for breaking the regulations to enter the reserve illegally.
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It is reported that more than 100 policemen and firefighters, 200 local government officials and common people, and 40 doctors and nurses have taken part in the rescue work and the total cost for the rescue has cost more than CNY 100000.
Who should pay for the search and rescue costs? Some people insist that the hikers should pay because they broke the rule to enter the reserve. However, a local official responded in an interview that local government should launch the search and rescue operation and burden the costs.
What is your opinion?