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Mom and unborn child die after being pulled from wreckage of airstrike

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FILE – Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from the damaged by shelling maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. The Russian airstrike on a children’s and maternity hospital in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol is the latest in a series of attacks that has gutted apartment blocks and killed people in their homes or simply going about their business. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)

A Ukrainian mother and her unborn child have died after they were pulled from the rubble of a maternity hospital that was hit during a Russian airstrike.

The unnamed woman was pulled from the debris of a children’s hospital and maternity ward in Mariupol, Ukraine, on

Photographer Evgeny Maloletka, was able to capture an image of the woman as she was being transported to another hospital.

According to Ukrainian officials, the unidentified woman and her child, died shortly after arriving to the second hospital.

Sergei Orlov the Mariupol deputy mayor called again for officials to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine:

“Direct strike of Russian troops at the maternity hospital,” he said, calling on the international community again to impose a “no-fly” zone over Ukraine. “People, children are under the wreckage. Atrocity! How much longer will the world be an accomplice ignoring terror?”

Officials say the strike killed three people including a child. At least 17 people were injured.

Orlov reported that at least 1,207 people have died in the city because of shelling and aerial attacks since the Russian invasion began.