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A woman gives birth successfully on train thanks to railway staff

Update: September, 06/2018 - 15:00
Nguyễn Thị Anh smiles with her new born baby. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A woman delivered a baby on north-south train SE6 going from Sài Gòn to Hà Nội early in the morning on Wednesday with assistance from on-board railway staff.

Mother and baby, a girl weighing around 3kg, are reportedly fine. 

At 3:30am when the train was in the Kim Liên-Hải Vân Nam area, Tạ Thị Dần, who was in charge of cabin No 6, informed the captain, Nguyễn Văn Đức, that a passenger was showing signs of early labour.

But after he told her the train was too far from Huế, the staff got warm water, towels and medical alcohol and Dần acted as the main midwife.

The pregnant woman, Nguyễn Thị Anh, thought to be around 30 years old, was travelling with her sister to their parents’ house in Thanh Chương District, Nghệ An Province, for delivery.

The staff phoned Huế railway station to get an emergency medical team to wait for the arrival of the train.

Anh and her baby were then whisked away to the city hospital.

SE6 is operated by the Hà Nội Railway Transport Joint Stock Company.—VNS

 

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