Shanghai Daily


- Lu Feiran

A man, who lived alone, starved to death in Huashan Subdistric­t of downtown Jing’an District.

ONLINE rumors about a man, who lived alone, starving to death in downtown Jing’an District have been dismissed as misleading. The man’s neighbors said he had plenty of food but succumbed suddenly.

Neighbors of the deceased in Huashan Subdistric­t said he suffered from several severe diseases, such as brain damage and diabetes. In March, he had collapsed twice but refused further treatment in hospital.

The compound had distribute­d six batches of supplies since the lockdown and the man’s workplace sent him food as well.

On May 1, a neighbor, surnamed Zhuo, found supplies piled up outside his door but when she knocked no one answered. She contacted the neighborho­od committee, whose officials entered the man’s home and found him dead. Police were called and forensic experts said the man had died a natural death.

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