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Firefighters use ladder truck to rescue mother, newborn

Update: January, 09/2017 - 15:20
An emergency car waits for a woman who went into preterm labour and her newborn while they are brought down by firefighters on a ladder truck. — Photo vietnamnet.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội firefighters on Sunday night used a ladder truck and a cage to bring down a woman and her premature newborn daughter from the fourth floor of a house.

They were brought down a ladder truck because the house’s stairs were too narrow for the police to carry them.

40-year-old Nguyễn Thanh Thủy of Hà Nội’s Hai Bà Trưng District went into preterm labour and gave birth to a baby while visiting relatives living on No 17 Ngô Văn Sở Street in Hà Nội’s Hoàn Kiếm District.

Both the mother and the infant required emergency attention but the relatives and local police were unable to take them to hospital because the stairs of the house were too narrow.

As soon as they received the call for help, firefighters arrived at the house and used a ladder truck to carry down the mother and the daughter. They are now safely in hospital. — VNS

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