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Baby born after pregnant Hong Kong woman killed by falling tree

Published on Aug 14, 2014 6:27 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - Doctors conducted an emergency caesarian to deliver the baby of a pregnant woman who was killed by a falling tree in Hong Kong on Thursday.

The tree struck the woman, knocking her unconscious, at around 2:30pm in the city's wealthy Mid-Levels neighbourhood, local media reported.

The pregnant woman, who was identified by police as a 37-year-old Hong Kong resident surnamed Zhang, was rushed to hospital but certified dead on arrival. Her baby remains in critical condition.

"The mother was certified dead. The baby is still in the intensive care unit and the condition is critical," a Hospital Authority spokesman told AFP.

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