7yo Dancing In Rain Found Dead In Sceptic Tank

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This video shows the final images of a young boy who can be seen dancing in the rain before he was later found dead in a septic tank near his home.

Zhu Jingyu, seven, was last seen by his family on the afternoon of 26th October when he went out alone to play.

The boy from the town of Longjie, which is in Zizhong County in Sichuan Province in south-western China, did not return home for dinner, prompting his father Zhu Wen, to call the police.

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The search continued for two days before local police announced that they had discovered the body of a young boy inside the septic tank of an under-construction residence just over 30 feet from the Zhu family home.

Mr Zhu later identified the body as that of his missing son, who police say drowned to death.

Preliminary findings suggest that the death was accidental, reports said, but investigations, including into his precise time of death, are still ongoing.

Mr Zhu, who revealed young Jingyu was in only his second year of school, said: “He said he wanted to go out to play, but he didn’t say where he was going.”

The boy’s family are now left with a CCTV video – taken on a street some 165 feet from their home – which shows Jingyu happily dancing in the rain.

The authorities had no indication at the time of writing how Jingyu ended up in the sceptic tank.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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