Baby girl is killed by her cat after it fell asleep on the face of the child in Ukraine
Baby girl is killed by her cat: Mother finds nine-month-old daughter dead after pet went to sleep on the child's face while she took a nap and choked her
- Snezhana, 22, let baby Alexandra sleep outside in a pram while doing odd jobs
- Cat climbed into the pram and fell asleep on the face of the nine-month-old girl
- By the time Snezhana realized what had happened, the girl wasn't breathing
- Doctors tried to breathe new life into the girl for 40 minutes, but their efforts were in vain
A nine-month-old girl was killed by a cat after the pet fell asleep on her face and suffocated her, the Ukrainian police said.
Nine-month-old Alexandra had been put to sleep in her pram in the backyard of 22-year-old mother Snezhana's house while she was doing housework.
Snezhana, who lives in the Vinnytsia region in eastern Ukraine, about 125 miles from Kiev, came to check the girl when she found a cat asleep on her face.
Mother Snezhana, 22, from eastern Ukraine, did housework when she put the nine-month-old baby Alexandra in her pram outside
While Snezhana was not looking, one of the family's pet cats got into the pram and fell asleep on the girl's face. By the time Snezhana realized what had happened, the girl wasn't breathing
The cat jumped out of the pram and ran away and Snezhana discovered that Alexandra was not breathing.
The mother called her a local paramedic and an ambulance, but they could not save the baby who died of suffocation.
Halyna Zakharchuk, the paramedic of the village, said: & # 39; There was a smell of milk, a warm place, the cat got into the pram to warm up.
& # 39; The baby was well dressed, her arms stretched out. When we arrived, the baby was still warm … We found the baby in the state of clinical death.
& # 39; I ran there, the ambulance arrived quickly. We couldn't help it … we tried to resuscitate her for 30 to 40 minutes. & # 39;
Local policeman Pavlo Darmorgrai said: & The mother saw the cat lying on the baby … sleeping on her head. The baby was already dead.
The family owns two cats, although it is not clear which was responsible for the girl's death
Police said the cats were probably attracted to the pram because it was hot and smelled of milk before they decided to fall asleep there
& # 39; The body was sent to forensic experts, an autopsy was performed. The expert's preliminary opinion is that it was asphyxia.
& # 39; There are no more injuries to the baby's body. & # 39;
The baby was the only child of Snezhana with her husband Alexander.
The family had two cats, shown by the Ukrainian TSN News channel.
It was not clear which cat caused the tragedy.
Police say death & # 39; coincidentally & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; We are not taking any measures against the mother & # 39 ;, said Darmorgrai.
& # 39; We understand that it is now a huge psychological problem in the family. & # 39;
Medic Halyna Zakharchuk said she spent 40 minutes trying to breathe new life into Alexandra, but her efforts proved in vain
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