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Toddler rescued 21 hours after train crash in stable condition, parents dead

English.news.cn   2011-07-25 20:52:09 FeedbackPrintRSS

The two-year-old Xiang Weiyi receives medical treatment in a hospital in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 25, 2011. The child was discovered and rescued in the train wreckage at 17:15 p.m. Sunday, 20 hours after the train crash accident occurred. The train collision in east China's Zhejiang Province has killed 35 people and left 211 others injured as of 6 p.m. Sunday.  (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)(mcg)

The two-year-old Xiang Weiyi receives medical treatment in a hospital in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 25, 2011. The child was discovered and rescued in the train wreckage at 17:15 p.m. Sunday, 20 hours after the train crash accident occurred. The train collision in east China's Zhejiang Province has killed 35 people and left 211 others injured as of 6 p.m. Sunday. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

WENZHOU, July 25 (Xinhua) -- A toddler rescued about 21 hours after a deadly high-speed train crash in east China's Zhejiang Province is in a stable condition, according to doctors.

The two-year-eight-month-old girl, Xiang Weiyi, was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Monday at the No. 2 Hospital Attached to the Wenzhou Medical College, said Pan Guoquan, the ICU director.

Xiang suffered bruises to her lung, liver and soft tissue. She also suffered insufficient blood supply in two toes of her left foot, he said.

"We'll observe the recovery progress of her blood circulation in the left leg, and then decide whether to amputate," he said.

The crash happened late Saturday when high-speed train D301 rear-ended D3115 near the city of Wenzhou.

The accident had killed 36 people and left 192 others injured as of Sunday night, according to the Ministry of Railways (MOR).

Firefighters rescued Xiang 5:15 p.m. Sunday. She was the last person rescued from the deformed train carriages.

Wang Yongping, MOR spokesman, said it was a "miracle" that the girl was found alive at a press conference held in Wenzhou Sunday night.

Xiang's father Xiang Yu'an and her mother Shi Lihong were both killed in the crash, according to a colleague of the father, a middle school teacher in Wenzhou.

Before the accident, Xiang and her parents were on D3115 heading from Hangzhou, the capital of neighboring Zhejiang Province, to their hometown Wenzhou.

Xiang's parents were both Weibo users. The father had posted a photo on Weibo of the little girl sitting on the blue seat of a high-speed train, sucking a feeding-bottle.

He uploaded the post on July 15 during the family's trip to Hangzhou. "The first long-distance trip for Yi Yi (the girl's nickname). Heading to Hangzhou on the high-speed train," the father wrote.

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Editor: Wang Guanqun
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