Woman gives birth on train

Woman gives birth on train

Sarmunah, a 29-year-old resident of Petojo Utara, West Jakarta, gave birth to a child in a female-only carriage of a commuter train plying the Tangerang-Duri route on Monday.

Tribunnews.com reported that Sarmunah delivered the baby with the help of fellow passengers at 9:00 a.m. local time.

"The birth went smoothly and the newborn is in good condition," PT KAI Commuterline Jakarta spokesperson Eva Chairunisa said.

It was not confirmed if Sarmunah had been on her way to hospital to give birth, but Eva said the mother and baby were helped off the train by staff at Duri Station and taken to a public health centre in Tambora for further treatment.

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