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  • 14 February 2014, 5:52

Baby Born After Mother Killed By Snow Plough

A baby boy has been successfully delivered by caesarean section after his pregnant mother was killed by a snow plough.

The woman, Min Lin, was struck as she and her husband were putting shopping bags into the boot of their car in Brooklyn, New York City.

A vehicle with a snow plough attached to it was reversing in the parking area of a supermarket when she was hit, police said.

The victim was taken to Maimonides Medical Centre where she was pronounced dead. Her husband was unhurt.

The baby, who was almost full term, was delivered by doctors and he is in a critical condition in the neonatal intensive care unit.

He weighed 6lb, 6oz, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The driver has not been charged in connection with the incident.

There has been heavy snowfall in the city from winter storm Pax which has been described by meteorologists as "catastrophic and crippling" and has affected large parts of the United States.

At least 10 people have died, and half a million homes left without power.

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