India baby survives birth through train toilet

India baby survives birth through train toilet

An Indian baby lived through a shocking birth when he slipped down a train toilet and landed on railway tracks just moments after his mother delivered him, police said yesterday.

The 22-year-old woman fainted in the tiny toilet cubicle yesterday after giving birth on the train, which had briefly halted before reaching a station in western Rajasthan state.

The train had already left the station by the time the woman's family members found her unconscious in the toilet, AFP reported.

A local guard spotted the newborn crying on the tracks and informed the police, who sent the baby to a nearby hospital.

"When the woman and her husband found their newborn alive and safe, they were very happy," police official Ram Singh said.


This article was first published on Feb 18, 2015.
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