Relatives of dead A/H1N1 flu patient smash hospital 2009-07-02 20:28:30   Print

    HANGZHOU, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Angry relatives of an A/H1N1 flu patient who died "accidentally" Wednesday in east China's Zhejiang Province stormed the hospital where she died as they suspected electric shock caused her death.

    More than 20 of the patient's relatives rushed into the No. 1 People's Hospital of Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou city, where the patient had been staying, and smashed the hall next to the gate and an ambulance with rocks. Glasses from the hall and flower terrace in front of the hospital were destroyed and the ambulance damaged.

    The 34-year-old woman was found dead at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday in her ward lavatory at the No. 1 People's Hospital of Xiaoshan District in Hangzhou, the provincial capital, according to the Hangzhou municipal health bureau.

    Local police and health authorities are still investigating the cause.

    The patient was recovering as her temperature had been normal for a week. She coughed occasionally, but other flu symptoms had disappeared.

    She was admitted to the hospital on June 23.

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Editor: Fang Yang
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