Newborn baby killed in Russian strike on maternity hospital in Ukraine – Rescuers

A newborn baby has been killed following a Russian strike that hit a maternity hospital in the Zaporizhzhia region of southern Ukraine, which Moscow claims to have annexed, Ukrainian emergency services said on Wednesday.

During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, “in the city of Vilnyansk, Zaporizhzhia region, as a result of a rocket attack on the territory of the local hospital, the two-story building of the maternity hospital was destroyed,” the rescuers said on social media.

They added that there was “a woman in labor with a newborn as well as a doctor” inside the building.

“As a result of the attack, a baby born in 2022 died, the woman and the doctor were rescued from the rubble,” rescuers said, adding that according to preliminary information no one else was trapped under. the rubble.

Emergency services released video of rescuers struggling to free a man trapped waist-deep in the rubble of what appears to be the destroyed maternity hospital.

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