Two South African mothers are awaiting DNA results after their newborn baby girls were mixed up at the hospital Sunday, and one died, BBC News reported Friday.
Nurses allegedly forgot to put tags on the babies’ wrists.
The women were each given a baby and told to return to the Alexandra Clinic later for test results. However, one of the girls died on Tuesday.
The hospital told the newspaper it was investigating the “reported” death, but it would not comment on the circumstances.
“I am torn between grief of losing a child and the thought of explaining to the other woman how her child died, if it’s hers,” said Lebo Nkadimeng to South African’s Sowetan newspaper. Nkadimeng thought she was the mother of the baby who died.
“I cannot even mourn the baby’s death because I am not sure she if she was mine,” she added.