Losing leg to save a life ‘worth it’
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.