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China Toddler Run Over Twice Now Dead (VIDEO)

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By Justin L. Ayoub, Christian Post Reporter
October 21, 2011|3:43 pm

The Chinese toddler who was run over twice last week has died, reports have confirmed.

The girl, Yue Yue, was hit by two hit-and-run drivers on a narrow street in Foshan, a city in Southern China.

Eighteen people walked, cycled, or drove by the two-year-old as she lay wounded in a busy market.

On Tuesday, it was reported that Yue Yue was showing signs of a recovery but Wednesday she was said to be "in a deep coma and clinically brain dead" by doctors.

Yue Yue finally died of brain failure early Friday morning in a Guangdong hospital, Chinese media reported.

The girl's father received more than 270,000 yuan ($42,280) to help pay for her medical care. Donations were received from all around the world.

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The incident was caught on camera and sparked an international furor over the status of China's society.

Many people are using the accident to point out all that is wrong with modern China.

A local Communist party chief said China needs to "take active and effective steps to raise the moral standards of the entire society," in a meeting with province officials.

President Hu Jintao is in his final year in office and one of his campaign slogans was to build a "harmonious society."

In the video that sparked global rage, Chen Xianmei, 58, moves the baby to safety, becoming an instant symbol of modest civility and has now been touted as one of the few true Good Samaritans left in China.

Xianmei was offered $3,135 from two government offices in Guangdong province where the hit-and-run occurred.

“I didn’t think of anything at the time,” Xianmei said in news reports Sunday. “I just wanted to save the girl.”

Both drivers who hit Yue Yue have been arrested and have said they didn't see the baby in the "dark street."

One driver allegedly just broke up with his girlfriend and was on his cell phone, according to a Daily Mail report.


 

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