A husband reported he heard a “loud blow” while a medical porter lifted the man’s pregnant wife on a stretcher while trying to move her in an elevator after she gave birth to her baby girl.
The Telegraph reports that Rocío Cortés Núñez, 25, of Dos Hermanas, Spain, was being lifted through the 2nd and 3rd floor on a stretcher at the Valme Hospital in Seville, when the elevator malfunctioned. Núñez was completely in the elevator, except for her head, which got trapped in the doors as they closed. The porter pressed the elevator button to go up a level, but the elevator doors opened and closed twice.
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“We heard a loud blow in the elevator,” Jose Gaspar, her husband said. “This cannot end like this. This time it has been Rocio, but tomorrow it could be another person. I’m a total wreck.”
Once Núñez was trapped, the elevator began moving up, cutting her in half. Firefighters took around two hours to get her body out of the elevator. They rushed to the scene and tried to save the mother’s life, but it was too late.
Authorities initially thought the newborn infant was with Núñez when the tragic accident occurred. They later learned the physicians transferred the infant to another hospital to get treatment for a heart condition.
Witnesses said watching the tragedy was “something out of a horror film.”
“If they hadn’t taken the baby to another hospital she could have suffered the same fate because they always put newborns on their mother’s breast, even when it’s been a Caesarian,” said another witness.
“They have killed my beautiful daughter, the joy of my life, and they’ve left three young girls without their mom,” Núñez’s father said.
Rocío Cortés Núñez is survived by her husband and three daughters: Carmen, 5, Rocio, 4, and newborn infant, Triana.
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