Construction halt after secret underpass connecting entertainment club to kindergarten in Shenzhen sparks outrage
The entrance to the underground passage under the animation club of the kindergarten. Photo: thepaper.cn
Authorities in southern China’s Shenzhen have urged a construction site to halt construction of an entertainment club suspected of having an underpass leading to a kindergarten after the issue aroused objections from officials. parents, media reported.
An underground passage connecting an entertainment club was found hidden under a playground in the Baonengcheng Kindergarten in Shenzhen when the kindergarten recently held an open house, Chinese media thepaper.cn reported.
The discovery prompted many parents to worry about the safety of the study environment and the legality of the construction site.
Parents are concerned about potential risks to the safety of children, and some posted on China’s Sina Weibo Twitter, expressing concern that the underpass that connects the entertainment club could lead to child abduction. Some wondered if there had been a secret agreement between kindergarten and the club.
The kindergarten has now blocked the entrance to the underpass due to pressure from parents. Kindergarten could not be reached for comment.
Inside the underground site are KTV rooms, a swimming pool and saunas under construction, a relative said, as quoted by thepaper.cn. Above the underground club is a three-story building located right next to the kindergarten, separated by a wall.
An official from the Nanshan District Land Planning and Supervision Bureau in Shenzhen said he ordered the construction site to suspend construction of the club and an investigation into whether the three-story building was illegally constructed is underway, according to the report. from Journal. cn.
The building will be dismantled if it was an illegally constructed building, the official said.
The developer began to dismantle the underground entertainment club. The three-story building will be used as a supportive education and training center, the official said.