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Little girl killed in China

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JaneBirkin Mon 17-Oct-11 12:52:10

I'm sitting crying having watched a video of a little girl who was hit by two vans in Beijing...apparently 18 people just walked or drove past without stopping to help.

She was 2 sad

I can't bear it, I'm posting to say unless you are feeling very strong, don't watch the video. It was on the ITV news a while back and is on you tube ofr those who want to see it. But I wish I hadn't.

RIP little soul

Fourthdimensionallizard Mon 17-Oct-11 12:54:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sevenfoldedbloodybodies Mon 17-Oct-11 12:57:37

why would anyone want to watch it??
or post about it

JaneBirkin Mon 17-Oct-11 12:58:32

I heard it on the news, missed the video they showed of the people walking past and looked it up on you tube...I imagined people just hadn't seen her, it was a busy road, it wasn't and plenty of people saw her.

I posted as I was so upset by it and wanted to diffuse the intensity of my reaction by sharing it...I couldn't bear it.


JaneBirkin Mon 17-Oct-11 13:00:09

the issue on the news was why no one had helped.

I couldn't understand it so went to watch it.

I wish I hadn't...I wanted to say, 1. I am really upset, did anyone else see this and wasn't it horrible sad
2. Don't watch it if you can avoid it, if they show it on the news again for example. It will make you feel awful, well it made me feel awful.

Methe Mon 17-Oct-11 13:03:31

I hate it when the news show things like this, there is absolutly no bloody need sad

Sorry you it's affected you Birkin sad

wannaBe Mon 17-Oct-11 13:04:18

I think

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may give more clarity on why this was reported.

althouh that article says she was critically ill in intensive care not that she had died.

It's pretty shocking that so many people walked past and did nothing. shock sad

Methe Mon 17-Oct-11 13:04:22

I probably should have called you Jane then should I blush

JaneBirkin Mon 17-Oct-11 13:04:44

thanks Methe

It was being turned into a political thing, you know, are the Chinese heartless or just afraid of being sued sort of thing

the video was horrific

JaneBirkin Mon 17-Oct-11 13:05:25

Birkin is fine smile

Wannabe...will take a look. Sadly she has now died

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HauntedHengshanRoad Mon 17-Oct-11 19:17:48

Just to clarify - she hasn't died. I live in China, and the girl's mum just posted confirmation that she's still alive but in intensive care. It's in Guangdong, not Beijing.

Such a sad situation, but sadly very common in China.

HauntedHengshanRoad Mon 17-Oct-11 19:18:11

Posted confirmation on Weibo, the Chinese Twitter.

JaneBirkin Mon 17-Oct-11 19:26:24

Oh thankyou

I thought she had severe brain injuries,
poor little thing

it was posted somewhere else that she had died but I'm glad if it was untrue.

When you say it's you mean this sort of incident exactly? Why do you think people didn't help?

thisisyesterday Mon 17-Oct-11 19:29:30

i really hate when people post stuff like "oh why would you post that"

why the hell shouldn't she?

i saw a horrid news story a while back and it really, really got to me. i had no-one here to talk to about it and needed to just have a chat with people and talk over stuff.... wtf is wrong with that?

JaneBirkin Mon 17-Oct-11 19:30:56

thanks, TIY

I tried not to make my title too upsetting, well, no more than it had to be

I did (perhap mistakenly) think it would have affected other MNers badly and they might take comfort from a thread to share the sense of horror and sadness,

but maybe it doesn't work that way.

JeanBodel Mon 17-Oct-11 19:33:25

It's called bystander effect. Has been documented before, but is always upsetting.

JaneBirkin Mon 17-Oct-11 19:35:44

I so want the little girl to be alright sad

thisisyesterday Mon 17-Oct-11 19:38:47

i hadn't seen it, but if I had i would have been surprised not to see it mentioned on here tbh, people do often post about news stories like this

horrible situation though, and i hope the little girl is ok

Booooooyhoo Mon 17-Oct-11 19:44:23

horrendous. i totally get why you posted. i haven't seen the footage and dont want to but i imagine it has a huge effect on you and you are probably in a form of shock from seeing it. it's ok to want to talk it through with people. strangers or not.

hoping the little girl has as much of a recovery as possible.

Sevenfoldedbloodybodies Mon 17-Oct-11 19:44:50

I think I posted more in shock that it was on you tube tbh,

VivaLeBeaver Mon 17-Oct-11 19:46:12

I do get that bystander apathy exists but I really can't think that in this country people would ignore a toddler who'd been hit by a van. But why would china be different? So maybe I'm wrong and it could happen here.

PosiesOfPoison Mon 17-Oct-11 19:47:50

Having spent time in that region I am not in least surprised. That province is about to be host to the world's largest city, over £60million people, when the two large cities merge. Life is cheap there.

thisisyesterday Mon 17-Oct-11 19:48:02

yeah it's kind of shocking that it's on yourtube... although (not wanting to make too many vast generalisations) China isn't renowned for it's truthful reporting, and I think sometimes people WANT these shocking things seen by other people so that the outside world knows what it going on in there.

I wonder how it first became common knowledge and how our papers started reporting on it

PosiesOfPoison Mon 17-Oct-11 19:48:42

It wouldn't happen here. In China they harvest organs, the culture is different.

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