Chinese toddler left for dead in hit-and-run crash dies
A two-year-old girl in southern China, who was run over by two vans and ignored by 18 passers-by, has died, hospital officials say.
Surveillance camera footage showed people walking past the girl as she lay bleeding and unconscious.
It sparked a wave of condemnation and soul-searching on China’s social networking sites.
Doctors had earlier said Wang Yue, who had been in a coma since the incident on 13 October, was unlikely to survive.
Police have detained the drivers of both vehicles involved in the incident, which happened in the city of Foshan in southern Guangdong Province.
Wang Yue was knocked down by a van while wandering through a market, where her parents run a shop. The driver sped off without checking on the girl’s condition.
Over the following minutes, 18 people walked past the bleeding toddler, and another van ran over her legs, but no-one stopped to help.
The distressing footage was shown on television.