Saturday, October 22, 2011
Two year old Wang Yue from Guangdong, China — who was hit and run by two van drivers, then disregarded by eighteen passers-by — has died.
Video footage caught by a CCTV camera last week shows the onlookers pass her whilst she lay cataleptic and bleeding in a busy market in Foshan. In the end Wang was rescued by a 58 year old rubbish collector, who has been proclaimed a hero after he moved her to the side of the street and got help.
The incident resulted in a worldwide outcry questioning the ethics of the Chinese people. The local government is now looking to bring in a law to make it obligatory for members of the public to assist those in anguish.
== Sources ==
"Chinese toddler dies a week after being hit by cars, ignored by passersby" — CNN International, October 21, 2011
"Chinese toddler left for dead in hit-and-run crash dies" — BBC News Online, October 21, 2011