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.
On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, “in the city of Vilnyansk in the 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 “, said the rescuers on social networks.
There was “a woman with a newborn baby as well as a doctor” inside the building, they added.
“As a result of the attack, a baby born in 2022 died. The woman and the doctor were rescued from the rubble,” the rescuers said, adding that according to preliminary information there was no one else there. stuck under the rubble.
Emergency services released a video of rescuers struggling to free a man trapped waist-deep in the rubble of what appears to be the destroyed maternity hospital.