The pregnant woman who was rescued on a stretcher after the Russian bombing of a children’s hospital in Mariúpol he has died according to the US agency Associated Press (AP). The image went around the world to show that the Russian offensive was not only against military bases, but also against civilians. In the photograph you can see how her mother held her bloody belly amid the rubble in which the children’s hospital was left in Mariupol.
According to the news agency, the pelvis had been crushed and the hip was dislocated. Doctors tried to rescue the baby with a cesarean section, but he showed no “vital signs,” as surgeon Timur Marin explained to the Associated Press. “More than 30 minutes of resuscitation in the mother did not work. Both died,” Marin recounted. Her mother, knowing that she was losing her baby, shouted “Kill me now!”
AP images of a pregnant woman being rushed to an ambulance after Russia bombed a maternity hospital in Mariupol where she was meant to give birth shocked the world. @AP you have learned that the woman and her baby have died.https://t.co/yZPZwgbLz8
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 14, 2022
“Direct attack by Russian troops on children’s hospital. There are people, children under the rubble. Atrocity! How much longer will the world be complicit in ignoring this terror? Close airspace now,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter.
Zelensky denounces a direct attack by Russia on a Mariupol maternity hospital and insists on calling for the closure of the airspace: “How much longer will the world be complicit in ignoring terror?” https://t.co/PiBmYpQzrP pic.twitter.com/1XmmUWFJGD
— Europe Press (@europapress) March 9, 2022
For his part, the head of the regional military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, posted a video on Facebook showing the magnitude of the damage caused.
The attack, which caused at least 17 injured according to the Ukrainian authorities, It took place while six humanitarian corridors were open for the evacuation of civilians from the cities, amid mutual accusations of non-compliance with the truces.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.