Young Woman Raped, Burned, Left for Dead Improving, Doctors Say


0  Updated at 11:42 am, March 18th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
Share This Story

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (KYIV, Ukraine) — The condition of a young woman who was gang-raped, burned and left for dead in a Mykolayiv, Ukraine, construction-site ditch seems to be improving after she was put in an induced coma and moved to a new hospital, doctors say.

She regained consciousness after surgery, but on Friday doctors induced a coma and moved her from a hospital in Mykolayiv to a burn treatment center in Donetsk. Doctors there told the Kviv Post on Sunday her condition has stabilized, but her outlook is still uncertain.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Stories You May Be Interested In:

‘Barbaric’: UN officials condemn Syria’s Aleppo bombardment

Evan McKirdy, Tim Hume and James Masters, CNN

Italy earthquake leaves 73 dead, rescuers racing against time

Barbie Latza Nadeau, Tim Hume and Vasco Cotovio, CNN