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Rescues show caring nature of passers-by

(China Daily)

09:27, October 21, 2011

Xiao Jie, a 20-month-old boy, suffered a bone fracture after being knocked down by a car in a bazaar in Foshan, Guangdong province, on Wednesday morning. More than 10 people shouted for the car to stop and then came to the boy's help. Provided to China Daily

GUANGZHOU - While the news that a 2-year-old girl had been run over twice in Foshan and then ignored by at least 18 passers-by was shocking the country, people in Guangdong province were saying that behavior was not typical of them.

On Wednesday, a 20-month-old boy was also knocked down by a car that had been moving in reverse at a bazaar in Foshan, the same city where the girl had been hit, according to Guangzhou Daily. In the boy's case, though, he was not left to fend for himself after the accident but instead was quickly aided by a group of passers-by who helped to stop the vehicle that had hit him. They then called for his mother.

The boy's mother, whose surname is Zhao, said she is grateful to the people who saved her son.

"My son might have been killed without the help of these kind-hearted people," said Zhao, who sells vegetable at the bazaar.

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Gerard at 2011-10-22123.131.134.*
Simple solution. Cars should not be allowed to drive between market area stalls. Safety of the public comes first. Parents should take greater care of their children. They love money so much that they forget about the child. Disgusting!

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