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'Miracle' survivor 90% recovered, says doctor

(China Daily)

09:29, September 21, 2011

SHANGHAI - Doctors treating 2-year-old Xiang Weiyi, the last survivor pulled from the Wenzhou train crash, say her wounds have recovered more than 90 percent.

The girl, known as Yiyi, suffered serious injuries to her left leg in the accident, which killed 40 people and injured nearly 200 more.

She recently underwent a skin graft operation to transfer skin tissue from her right leg at Shanghai's Xinhua Hospital.

"So far, the transplanted skin has survived and her right leg is recovering too," said Zhao Li, director of the facility's pediatric orthopedics department. "Yiyi's is stable. She is taking in enough nutrition and her mental status is good."

However, he added that she is unlikely to ever regain full use of her left leg.

On Monday, Xiang Yuyu, her uncle, released a picture of Yiyi in which she is standing on a bed making a peace sign.

"She is very proud and happy," he wrote on a Sina Weibo micro blog opened specially to keep people updated on her condition, and which is now followed by almost 450,000 people.

Yiyi lost both parents in the crash on July 23, when a stalled bullet train was rear-ended by another service headed in the same direction on a bridge in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. She was hailed a "miracle" in the media after surviving for 20 hours in a mangled carriage.

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