Los­ing leg to save a life ‘worth it’

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

A man who had to have his right leg am­pu­tated af­ter se­verely in­jur­ing it when sav­ing a se­nior cit­i­zen from be­ing hit by a train said he did not re­gret his hero­ism. Xu Qiankai, 29, said it was worth los­ing a leg to save a life. Xu saw a woman walk onto the tracks at Rongchang Rail­way Sta­tion on July 6. The yard­mas­ter rushed to save her and pulled her to safety, but his right leg was crushed by an on­com­ing train. The lives of res­i­dents liv­ing in the court­yard of an aban­doned hos­pi­tal in Chengdu has been dis­turbed by a grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple us­ing the area for recre­ation. Lo­cated on Qing­tais­han Road, the hos­pi­tal, which was built in 1966, has been aban­doned since 2013. A no­tice at the gate stat­ing the area may con­tain harm­ful bac­te­ria has failed to keep vis­i­tors away. The 20 fam­i­lies liv­ing in the court­yard are for­mer hos­pi­tal work­ers.

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