Baby in China dies after being dragged by umbilical cord The mother was being moved in a wheelchair to have a Caesarean section when the baby came out and landed head first on the ground. It was then dragged on the floor before a nurse noticed the baby. The newborn's head was swollen, and later died. BY David Harding NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:22 AM Cultura Asia/Wonwoo Lee/Getty Images A newborn baby in China was dragged by its umbilical cord for 40 feet before a nurse noticed it. The baby's head swelled up, and later died from the injuries. A newborn baby died after it was dragged for some 40 feet by its attached umbilical cord, as the mother was pushed in a wheelchair. The baby girl was born in a hallway at a hospital in Luoyang city, central China, as the mother was being moved to have a caesarean, Xinhua news agency reported. The newborn hit the ground head-down and was then dragged along the floor before being spotted by a nurse. The left side of the baby's head was swollen following the incident and she later died from her injuries. The incident happened at the beginning of the year. The doctor had recommended a caesarean because the mother previously gave birth to her first child following such a procedure. The hospital has admitted liability and offered compensation of 5,000 Yuan ($800). The parents had requested composition of around $32,000. An investigation has been launched by the city's health department.