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Monday, 21 August 2017

Husband Heard A 'Loud Blow' As His Wife's Body Was 'Cut In Half' By A Hospital Lift Shortly After Giving Birth

Valme Hospital patient dies after ‘cut in half’ by a lift
Mother-of-three Rocío Cortés Núñez (pictured left and right while pregnant with her second child in 2015) is said to have been killed as she was transported on a stretcher between the second and third floors of the Valme Hospital in Seville, southern Spain. She was being taken to a maternity unit after waking up following a C-section. The lift is understood to have started moving upwards before the stretcher was fully in following a mechanical failure with the automatic door. Local reports said the patient had literally been divided into two in the horrific accident.

Rocio Cortes Nunez is said to have been killed as she was transported on a stretcher between the second and third floors of the Valme Hospital in Seville, southern Spain
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'We heard a loud blow in the elevator,' her husband Jose Gaspar said. 
The victim's husband-of-four-years, who works as a waiter, told Spanish paper ABC: 'This cannot end like this. This time it has been Rocio but tomorrow it could be another person. I'm a total wreck.' 
Her baby was not with her when the tragedy happened.

She is also a mother to two other daughters, aged three and four, according to Spanish newspaper El Correo. 
A porter was taking her on a stretcher from the second floor to her third-floor room at Valme Hospital in Seville after she woke up from her Caesarian anaesthetic.
One local report said the lift began to function unexpectedly before Rocio was fully in and the doors had closed, causing her head to become trapped.
The victim's husband-of-four-years, who works as a waiter, told Spanish paper ABC: 'This cannot end like this. This time it has been Rocio but tomorrow it could be another person. I'm a total wreck'

The victim's husband-of-four-years, who works as a waiter, told Spanish paper ABC: 'This cannot end like this. This time it has been Rocio but tomorrow it could be another person. I'm a total wreck'

But regional health minister Marina Alvarez - responding to initial reports that the porter was leaving the lift after he pressed the button to go up but nothing happened - said Rocio was trapped after the lift made an 'unusual movement' as the worker went to remove her on a stretcher.
The baby, initially thought to be beside her mother, was on her way to a different hospital to receive treatment for a heart condition at the time - and remained at Virgen del Rocio Hospital in Seville on Monday where she is said to be responding well.
Firefighters took nearly two hours to free Rocio's mauled body following the tragedy around 2.30pm on Sunday. 
Witnesses have described the incident as 'something out of a horror film.' One unnamed hospital worker said: 'If they hadn't taken the baby to another hospital she could have suffered the same fate because they always put new-borns on their mother's breast, even when it's been a Caesarian.' 
Police and firefighters rushed to the scene along with duty medics but could nothing to save her life.  


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4807590/New-mother-dies-cut-half-lift.html#ixzz4qPpuDvrT
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