Ukraine: Pregnant woman, baby rescued from bombed maternity die

FILE - Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from a maternity hospital that was damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. The woman and her baby died after Russia bombed the maternity hospital where she was meant to give birth. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
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A woman rescued from last week’s hospital bombing in Mariupol, as well as her newborn baby, has been confirmed dead.

Surgeon Timur Marin who confirmed it told Ukrainian television from the city.

“While she was being resuscitated and the anti-shock measures were being taken, we performed a caesarean section and took a child with no signs of life. The child’s resuscitation for more than half an hour did not work. Resuscitation of the mother for half an hour or more — without any results. They both died.”

Three other people died in the attack Wednesday, which came despite Russia agreeing to a 12-hour pause in hostilities to allow refugees to evacuate.

The Mariupol city council accused Russian forces of dropping several bombs on it from the air, calling the destruction “enormous.”