Fetus discovered alive ahead of burial dies in hospital

July 27, 2009 08:42


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A female fetus that was pronounced dead Sunday and found to be living while being prepared for burial later that night, died at Afula's Haemek Hospital in the early hours of Monday morning The fetus and its male twin, delivered in the mother's 22th week of pregnancy at a hospital in Nazareth, were both pronounced dead shortly after birth and meant to be buried in the northern village Ichsal. As the family prepared the bodies for burial, the father saw signs of life in the female fetus, and rushed it to Haemek hospital, where it died a few hours later.

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