According to Guangdong Television Broadcast, the teenage girl, nicknamed Xiao Fei, was working at Sunny Garden office belonging to Qfang real estate agency, in Zhongshan, China’s Guangdong Province.
Mr Jiang, Xiao Fei’s father, told the reporter that his daughter was punished for being late to work at the end of July.
She was asked by the manager to do 100 deep squats in the morning.
’My daughter was not feeling well after and bought some medicine. But she cannot move her legs,’ said Mr Jiang.
Xiao Fei’s mother took her to Hunan, their hometown, and sought medical help.
On July 28, Xiao Fei was not able to lift up her hands and went into a state of unconsciousness.
She was admitted into the intensive care unit of Central South University, Xiangya No 2 Hospital and died on August 7.
Medical reports shown to a reporter indicated that the girl died from respiratory failure.
In the doctor’s notes, Xiao Fei was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a very rare and serious disorder that affects the nerve system.
However it did not point out whether the syndrome was directly caused by deep squatting.