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Girl hit by 2 vans gets a bit better

By Liang Yiwen  (Shanghai Daily)

08:04, October 18, 2011

Shanghai--A two-year-old girl who was run over by a pair of vans in south China's Guangdong Province and ignored by 18 passers-by was recovering better than doctors expected yesterday, with slight feelings returning to her limbs.

But she still couldn't breathe on her own and was under critical care in the intensive care unit.

Her mother, surnamed Qu, launched a microblog on Weibo.com yesterday to post updates on the girl. "We have received numerous phone calls expressing strong will to help us," she wrote. "We are speechless and grateful."

By last night, her microblog account had gained 10,000-plus fans and thousands of comments to pray for the girl and encourage the family. Qu's updates cheered the netizens who were previously saddened by the prevailing news that the girl had brain death on Sunday.

The girl, called Yueyue by her parents, was crushed by vans a few minutes apart last Thursday in a hardware wholesale market in the city of Foshan. She was not rushed to hospital unti