On September 17, official media outlet People’s Daily of the CCP unexpectedly reported that there had been a flood in an iron ore mine in Tianxi County, Tangshan, Hebei, killing 14 people, 1 person lost contact. This news was immediately on Weibo’s hot searches and netizens were shocked that it turned out that Tangshan officials had covered up the disaster with false reports and kept it a secret for two weeks.