Second Russian female medical worker dies of wounds after Aleppo shelling

'Russian and Syrian doctors did their best trying to save her life'

A second Russian woman medical worker has died of wounds in Aleppo after a local hospital came under shelling, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has said, adding that doctors were trying hard to save the life of another injured colleague.

"A Russian woman military doctor, who suffered grave wounds when ‘opposition’ militants mounted an artillery attack on the emergency ward of the Defense Ministry’s hospital in Aleppo has died. Russian and Syrian doctors did their best trying to save her life. However, the grave wounds proved incompatible with life," he said.

At the moment medics are struggling for the life of their gravely injured colleague - a children’s doctor.

Earlier on Dec. 5 the Russian Defense Ministry said one Russian medical worker had been killed and two others injured when "opposition" militants shelled a hospital. The Defense Ministry’s mobile hospital came under artillery attack between 12:21 pm and 12:30 pm Moscow time while the examination of local patients was in progress. The woman died when a mortar shell hit the hospital’s emergency ward.

Source: TASS

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