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Joint Delegation Lays Flowers at Monument to 12 Babies in Banja Luka

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A joint delegation of the Republic of Srpska Government, the city of Banja Luka and the Association of Families of Captured and Killed Soldiers and Missing Civilians of the Republic of Srpska, laid flowers today at the monument in the centre of Banja Luka built to commemorate the death 19 years ago of 12 babies in the Banja Luka Clinical Centre due to lack of oxygen.

During the patriotic war, twelve newborns died in May 1992 due to lack of oxygen required for their treatment at the Banja Luka Maternity Intensive Care Unit.  The lack of oxygen occurred because Serb territories were blocked by Croat and Muslim military forces.

The only possible way to transport the oxygen was by air, but since the UN Security Council had established a no-fly zone over BiH, the airplane bringing the oxygen from Belgrade was not allowed to make the flight.



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