Two-year-old girl in China run over twice, ignored by passers-by while she bled on the street

The Telegraph reports that Chinese authoriries-and the rest of the world-are in shock over the case of a two-year-old girl, who was run over by a van in the industrial city of Foshan in Guangdong Province.

ITN News posts some parts of the harrowing CCTV footage.

 

The Telegraph reports that Chinese authoriries-and the rest of the world-are in shock over the case of  a two-year-old girl, who was run over by a van in the industrial city of Foshan in Guangdong Province last week.

 

ITN News posted a video with a running commentary. The footage shows a white van running over the little girl. As she lay on the street, another van (as identified in the commentary) reportedly ran over the little girl’s legs.

 

Foster wrote: "It is not the accident itself, but what happens next-or rather doesn't happen-that has left millions of ordinary Chinese wondering where their country is heading. One by one, no fewer than 18 passers-by are seen on closed circuit television ignoring the girl as she lies, clearly visible in the road, hemorrhaging into the gutter. Not a single one of them stops to help."

 

The little girl’s ordeal was recorded by a CCTV camera. The 19th person to see her was a 58-year-old street cleaner named Chen Xianmei. It was she who helped the girl.

 

According to the report, the girl, who is called Yueyue, is now in intensive care in the military hospital in the city of Guangzhou. Meanwhile, the CCTV footage of her accident has been leaked online.

 

In the wake of netizens’ outrage over the incident, Foster wrote, "Others blamed China's compensation culture for the apparent show of callousness, recalling a famous 2006 judgment when a Good Samaritan who helped a woman get to hospital was wrongly ordered to pay her compensation."

 

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