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Dashboard Video: Kid Falls From Car on Freeway

ng dashboard video has attracted the attention of China’s netizens. The video shows how a toddler falls from the back of a minibus that is waiting for the traffic lights.

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A shocking dashboard video has attracted the attention of China’s netizens. The video shows how a 2-year-old child falls from the back of a minibus that is waiting for the traffic lights. The video reminds of other videos that have captured parent’s neglect in dangerous traffic scenes.

A video that shows how a toddler falls from the back of a minivan as it is waiting for traffic lights has gone viral on Chinese social media. The footage shows how the infant is left in the middle of the busy freeway as the car drives off. The scene was captured by a dashboard camera and became trending topic on Sina Weibo under the hashtag “Your kid has fallen” (#你的孩子掉了#).


The footage that shows an infant falling from the back of a minivan on a busy road has gone viral on Chinese social media

According to CCTV, the accident happened in China’s Wujiang, Jiangsu province. The video exposes how the person next to the driver, in the car that captured the footage, immediately steps out to rescue the child. CCTV reports that the drivers of the minivan only discovered the child was missing after it was rescued. When the rescuers chased after the minivan to return the child, they finally turned around to look for the infant.

The video attracted thousand of comments from Weibo netizens. One netizen writes: “What a clever child this is – its first reaction is to chase the car instead of crying. Those parents are so careless, they don’t even have a child seat!”

“Thank god for the other car and that nothing happened,” one other netizen says: “But this will have a great impact on this child for that one single moment it thinks its parents do not want it anymore.”

CCTV later reported on its official Weibo account that the woman who rescued the child is a warehouse manager named Du Xiuli, who reportedly said that “every mother would have done the same” about her stepping out into the busy road to save the infant. Pictures show the woman meeting with the infant’s caregivers, and her getting rewarded for her selfless act.

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In 2011, shocking footage exposed how a 2-year-old girl in Foshan was run over by two vehicles as people and cars passed by without helping her. Many people saw the death of the girl, named Wang Yue, as indicative of a growing apathy in contemporary Chinese society.

About this case in Jiangsu, that luckily ended without anyone getting hurt, some netizens say: “It might not seem like a big thing, but this is encouraging and helps to create an overall better atmosphere in society.”

Besides praising the persons who saved the child, many netizens also call for people using safety seats for children in their car.

– By Manya Koetse

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Manya Koetse is the editor-in-chief of www.whatsonweibo.com. She is a writer and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends in China, with a focus on social media and digital developments, popular culture, and gender issues. Contact at manya@whatsonweibo.com, or follow on Twitter.

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One Dead, 17 Injured in Guangxi Kindergarten Knife Attack

News of a brutal kindergarten attack in Guangxi has shocked Chinese netizens.

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A brutal attack on a kindergarten in the city of Beiliu, Guangxi Province, has left at least one dead and 17 people injured. (Update April 29: Two victims have now passed away due to the attack.)

The incident occurred on the afternoon of April 28, when a man stormed into the school with a knife and started stabbing the pupils and teaching staff. The man attacked at least 16 children and 2 teachers. Blurred videos of the scene showed injured children in the playground area, some sitting up and some lying on the floor.

The 25-year-old man from Guangxi’s Guannan village was arrested shortly after the attack and his motives remain unknown at this time. One video on Weibo shows the man being taken away by police. Some online rumors (unconfirmed) suggested the man was going through a divorce and that his wife works at the kindergarten.

Local authorities in Beiliu and Yulin are calling on people to donate blood while the hospital is treating those who were injured in the attack. Images shared on Weibo showed people lining up to donate blood.

In June of 2020, a similar kindergarten attack left 39 children and staff injured.

On Weibo, the incident has become a trending topic, with many people expressing anger and sorrow over the attack.

“Is this another ‘mental disorder’ [case]?” (“又是精神病?”) many commenters write.

“This news really breaks my heart. Those poor children have done nothing wrong, they are innocent,” one person writes. Many others write that they hope the man will be severely punished. “He should be executed on the spot,” some say, with others writing: “Having a mental disorder is not an excuse.”

By Manya Koetse

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Delivery Man in Anhui Run Over by Ambulance Sent to Rescue Him

From bad to worse: this Eleme delivery man was run over by an ambulance after being hit by an SUV.

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On April 12, a delivery man in the city of Bozhou, Anhui province, was run over by an ambulance arriving at the scene of an accident where he had just been injured.

Shocking footage circulating on Chinese social media shows the delivery man lying in the middle of the road when the ambulance arrives and runs over his leg. The incident happened around 12:00 in the afternoon (link to video, viewer discretion advised).

While the delivery man already suffered injuries because he was hit by an SUV shortly before, things quickly went from bad to worse when the ambulance that was supposed to come to his rescue crushed his leg. The man is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital in Mengcheng county.

Statement on Weibo by the official Mengcheng county account (@蒙城发布).

According to recent news reports, the ambulance driver has currently been suspended and is under investigation.

The incident received a lot of attention on Weibo today, where the hashtag page discussing the double accident received over 150 million views (#外卖员被救护车二次碾压#).

Many comments relating to this incident are focused on the role of the traffic police at the scene of the accident, with people wondering why there was no guard standing next to the victim.

Thousands of commenters also address how sorry they feel for the victim, especially because the lives of many food delivery drivers – facing long working hours and low wages – is already tough enough.

According to Toutiao News (头条新闻), the delivery man works for Chinese food delivery giant Eleme. Wang Gang (王刚, alias) is approximately 30 years old and has a wife and a child. He had only been working for Eleme for a few months and reportedly did not have any prior accidents.

In Monday’s double accident, Wang suffered a mild skull fracture, seven broken ribs, and a fractured lower leg. He is in stable condition.

By Manya Koetse

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