A pregnant woman died in a bizarre accident when a heart monitor fell on her head as an ambulance rushed her to hospital.
Tragic Kamily Pricila Fernandes de Oliveira, 20, died after she was struck by the heavy device en route to hospital in Uberaba, Brazil, on 10th January.
Astonishingly, it had been held in place by Velcro, reported local media.
As the ambulance sped through traffic, the driver had to perform a sudden manoeuvre, causing the monitor to fall onto Kamily’s head.
She was declared brain dead on 12th January after surgeons performed an emergency C-section to save her baby.
Dr Marcelo Sivieri told local media: “The equipment is attached with Velcro, which came loose with the manoeuvre.
“I was told that a nurse tried to cushion the object’s fall, but could not.”
Kamily, who was seven and a half months pregnant and had been suffering from seizures, was still alive when she arrived at the Hospital de Clinicas UFTM.
Her baby is said to be doing well.
Dr Sivieri told local media that Kamily suffered from pre-eclampsia, which causes high blood pressure and, in more serious cases, seizures.
Sacramento Health Secretary Reginaldo Afonso dos Santos told local media that an inquiry into her death had been opened on 16th January.
Following her death, Kamily’s family authorised the donation of her organs.
Dad Marcelo Antonio de Oliveira said: “I thought that since I was losing one life, I would at least be able to save another six.”
Marcelo said he was waiting for some paperwork to decide whether to file a police report.
He told local media: “They made a mistake, and they need to answer for the error.”