Shangba, China’s Village of Death – Sprol

Sprol.com looks at Shangba, a village of 3,300 in Guangdong:

ShangbaWhen a closer look is taken, the people of Shangba have been living with a malevolent curse for years. In fact, this town is now known as “Village of Death.” It has earned this name because, over time, cancer has claimed the lives of approximately 80 percent of the Shangba townspeople. It seems that no one living in Shangba, young or old, is safe from the threat of cancer…

The source of this epidemic of cancer is most likely coming from the water, both river and ground water. Today the Hengshui River has been referred to as “The Dead River,” and with good reason. [Full text]



See also previous stories about Shangba and other “cancer villages.”

[Image: Via Sprol.com]

December 5, 2007 5:49 PM
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