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Chinese Students Slammed for Using Cleaners to Cross a Puddle

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source: straitstimes.com

Students balancing on benches and making their way through floodwaters to get to school might sound like a noble effort at pursuing education. However, photographs of a group of students from Liupanshui Normal College in Guizhou province doing just this on June 15 went viral for all the wrong reasons.

The problem? The floodwaters were less than ankle-deep, and the students were being carried on the backs of the school's cleaning staff.

According to the China News Service, the area had been hit by heavy downpours which inundated the roads. Benches were lined up along the ground, and cleaners were deployed to carry the students to the school.

Online condemnation was swift, with many saying that the students were spoilt and "giant babies".

According to the South China Morning Post, one netizen wrote: "For kindergarten kids, it's fine, but for university students, I don't understand that!"

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