Newborn baby survives fall through train toilet
A newborn baby girl fell into a train toilet and landed on the railway tracks after her mother gave birth on a moving train in India,
The lady was on board the 52204 Tankapur Izzat Nagar train travelling for an eye-check up when she started to feel the start of painful contractions.
Passengers heard screams from the bathroom and found the woman bleeding and in great pain.
Police officer, Anil Sirohi said on Wednesday in New Delhi that a pregnant woman had labour pains while travelling on Monday on the train in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
He said that the 23-year-old went to the toilet and delivered a baby girl that slipped out and onto the tracks from the train.
“Passengers on the train heard her cries for help and pulled the emergency chain to bring the train to a halt.
“Moments later they ran toward the baby and found it was alive,’’ he said.
The officer said that the railway police moved both mother and child to a nearby hospital.
Railway official, Chandra Mohan-Jindal, said it was a miracle that the newborn girl survived after falling on concrete boulders of the track from such a height.
“Fortunately the train was not at a great speed as it had just begun its journey from the railway station.
Mohan-Jindal said that it was the second such incident in India this year.
“In February, a baby born in a train toilet survived a similar fall onto the tracks in the Rajasthan state.