30/12/2015 3:23 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Newborn Slips Down Toilet, Survives Fall On Tracks After Mother Delivers On Train

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KOLKATA, INDIA - DECEMBER 12: Women take care of a baby in a slum on the railway tracks as a commuter train goes past on December 12, 2013 in Kolkata, India. Almost one third of the Kolkata population live in slums and a further 70,000 are homeless. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

A baby girl delivered inside a train's toilet by a woman at the Bhojipura railway station on Monday accidentally slipped and fell on the track but survived, according to reports. Mother and child are currently undergoing treatment.

According to The Times Of India, passengers on Tanakpur Izzatnagar train were alerted by the woman's cries. They found the woman was bleeding profusely and asking for the train to be stopped. Passengers pulled the chain and once the train came to a halt they went looking for the baby and found her alive.

The newborn and the mother were immediately rushed to a nearby primary health centre (PHC).

Chandra Mohan Jindal, divisional railway manager, Izzat nagar divison, told TOI, "It is a miracle that the newborn girl, after falling on concrete boulders of the track from such a height, survived. The GRP and fellow passengers did a commendable job by immediately rushing both the mother and the child to hospital."

Pushpa Devi, a resident of Nepal came to Bareilly for an eye check-up and started experiencing labour pain while travelling. Her husband had deserted her and she has been supporting herself by doing odd jobs in the neighbourhood, according to the report.

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