Grandmother sacrifices herself to save baby

Last updated 12:38 05/07/2013
CCTV

Rescuers in China pulls a 15-month-old baby alive from rubble, hours after a landslide in Wenxing County.

Relevant offers

Asia

Malaysian fishmonger to hang for killing British students Kiwi Phil Blackwood 'forced to sleep on pallet' in Myanmar prison after insulting Buddhism Japan says 12 citizens still missing in NK Singapore teen charged for religious comments in anti-Lee video Police recruit grenade fail in China Second blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh Tsunami warning lifted after PNG quake Singapore comes together for Lee Kuan Yew funeral Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee Kuan Yew

A woman in China is being hailed as a hero after she was killed trying to save her baby granddaugther from a massive slip.

Pan Guofen died while shielding the 15-month-old, called Wei, from being crushed by a landslide that slammed into their house in Sichuan province.

The child was trapped in the rubble for seven hours before rescuers managed to dig her out.

 

Rescuers said the grandmother used her body to protect the child against a large concrete slab, forming an arch by kneeling on all fours, her hands clenched into fists.

The child was safely ensconced under the arch but her grandmother's head was crushed by a brick and did not survive, the reports said.

Torrential rain has triggered floods and landslides in Sichuan and other parts of China in recent days.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content