Pregnant woman and baby dead in wake of hospital bombing

An injured pregnant woman who was evacuated last week after a maternity hospital was bombed in Ukraine has passed away, according to the Associated Press, which also reported that the woman’s baby is dead.

Disturbing video footage shows the woman lying on the stretcher as people moved her in the wake of the attack.

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She was transported to a different hospital, the AP noted — realizing that she was losing her child, medics said that the woman declared, “Kill me now!”

The AP reported that Dr. Timur Marin said that the mother had suffered a crushed pelvis and detached hip. The child was delivered through a cesarean section but manifested “no signs of life,” he noted. He said that “more than 30 minutes of resuscitation of the mother didn’t produce results.” He said that, “Both died.”

Another pregnant woman survived, but lost some toes due to the attack — she underwent a cesarean section, but the AP reported that her baby was alive.

The news comes as Russia wreaks death and destruction in Ukraine, a sovereign nation that has been fighting to defend itself during Russia’s brutal onslaught.

Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was also injured while covering the events unfolding in Ukraine.

“Earlier today, our correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv in Ukraine,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott noted in a statement on Monday. “We have a minimal level of details right now, but Ben is hospitalized and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation quickly unfolds.”

Alex Nitzberg