Ukraine war: Pregnant woman and baby die after hospital shelled
The injured pregnant woman whose photo went around the world after the airstrike on the Mariupol maternity hospital has died. That reports the American news agency AP. Her unborn baby didn’t make it either.
Last Thursday, the children’s hospital and maternity hospital in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol was destroyed by a Russian bombardment. Three people were killed and seventeen injured.
#stopRussia #RussianWarCrimes russian criminal military that encircled Mariupol and bombed it for days, today deliberately hit children/maternity hospital. Despicable cowards who target women and kids. We will never forget or forgive this! pic.twitter.com/YP2lntJ2Ax
— Oksana Markarova (@OMarkarova) March 9, 2022
AP news agency took pictures of the hospital evacuation. One of the photos that went viral was of a heavily pregnant woman being taken away on a stretcher.
It has since been announced that this woman and her baby did not survive the attack. The woman was taken to another hospital after the bombing. She eventually died there from her injuries. Her baby, who was delivered by Caesarean section, turned out to be lifeless.
Marianna from Mariupol's bombed hospital gave birth to a baby girl yesterday, her aunt told me. The baby is 3200 grams and is healthy. She was named Veronika – in honour of Nike, the goddess of victory. Victory of Ukraine.
Photos by Evgeniy Maloletka pic.twitter.com/oreJVHC91w
— Olga Tokariuk (@olgatokariuk) March 11, 2022
Another heavily pregnant woman who was also photographed by AP survived. She gave birth to daughter Veronika, who was named after Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.
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