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Pregnant woman pictured being evacuated from bombed hospital dies with baby in Ukraine


Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry the injured pregnant woman from the maternity hospital in Mariupol. Pic: AP/Evgeniy Maloletka

A pregnant woman who was pictured being evacuated from a bombed maternity hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol has died along with her baby.

After the place where she was meant to give birth was attacked, she was taken to another hospital.

Her hip was crushed and her pelvis detached, surgeon Timur Marin discovered.

The infant was delivered via caesarean section but showed "no signs of life", the surgeon added.

"More than 30 minutes of resuscitation of the mother didn't produce results".

"Both died," the surgeon said.

Doctors said they did not have time to take the woman's name before her husband and father came to retrieve her body.

That meant she did not end up in one of the mass graves being dug for victims of the Russian shelling of the city, they added.

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