A two-year-eight-month-old girl rescued about 21 hours after the deadly high-speed train crash in East China's Zhejiang province probably will not lose her left leg, said her doctor Tuesday.
"Currently, the hospital doesn't intend to perform an amputation," said Chen Xinglong, who is in charge of the girl's treatment at the No 2 Hospital Attached to the Wenzhou Medical College, at a news conference on Tuesday morning.
"The girl's situation is improving every day," Chen said.
The doctors previously said the girl, Xiang Weiyi, possibly faced the amputation due to poor blood circulation in her left leg.
On Sunday night, Xiang underwent leg surgery aimed at improving blood flow.
"On Monday morning, the blood circulation in Xiang's left leg wasn't good and her toes looked ash-colored. But that afternoon, the situation greatly improved, and today her blood circulation has almost come back to normal," Chen said.
Yet although the surgery was successful, the function of Xiang's leg might be affected in the future as she suffered muscular death after being crushed in the carriage, according to Tang Jifei, deputy director of the hospital.
Before the accident that occurred late Saturday near the city of Wenzhou, Xiang and her parents were on D3115 train, which was later rear-ended by D301 train.
They were heading from Hangzhou to their hometown Wenzhou.
Her parents were confirmed among the 39 dead after the train collision.
Firefighters rescued Xiang around 5 pm Sunday. She was the last person rescued from the wreckage.