Tue. Jul 26th, 2022

Three Senegalese midwives involved in the death of a found guilty

Three Senegalese midwives involved in the death of a woman in labour have been found guilty of not assisting someone in danger.

Reports say, they received six-months suspended sentences after the woman, Astou Sokhna died while reportedly begging for a caesarean session.

According to the reports, her unborn child also died.

Three other midwives who were also on trial were not found guilty.

The case caused a national outcry with the President, Macky Sali ordering an investigation.

Mrs. Sokhna was in her thirties when she passed away at a hospital in the northern town of Louga.

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