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    Feb 18, 2015

    Newborn falls onto train tracks but survives


    A BABY boy delivered in the toilet of a train by a woman slipped through the flush pipe and fell onto the railway track in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district, but miraculously survived, a railway police official said on Monday.

    "The incident occurred late on Sunday night in Dabli Rathan when the woman - travelling on board the Barmer Kalka Express from Suratgarh to Hanumangarh with her mother and husband - went to the toilet after getting labour pains," a railway official told Indo-Asian News Service.

    "The woman, because of heavy bleeding, became unconscious. She was taken off the train in Hanumangarh, which was the next station, 8km from the delivery site, and was taken to a hospital," the official said.

    The guard of a Food Corporation of India warehouse near the railway station heard the baby crying as he was passing by. He informed the railway authorities at Dabli Rathan, which passed the message on to Hanumangarh station. The baby was rescued and reunited with his mother at the hospital.