Odisha: Woman delivers baby in train stranded at Jaleswar station
A 30-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl in a train stranded at Jaleswar station in Odisha's Balasore district since railway movement was restricted due to a blockade by tribals in West Bengal. She gave birth yesterday evening in the Secunderabad-Guwahati Superfast Express in which she and her husband were traveling from Vijayawada to Kishanganj, Jaleswar Station Master Khagendra Mandal said. Here's more.
Mother and daughter are in good health
When the train got stuck at Jaleswar station, the woman began her labor pains, Mandal said. A doctor and nurse were arranged from a nearby hospital. The nurse along with some women passengers helped her and she gave birth to a girl child. Both mother and newborn baby are in good health. When the train service resumed early today, they proceeded to their destination.
Tribals demanding recognition of their language
Necessary medical facilities and materials together with medicines and hot water were arranged for their onward train journey, Mandal added. The train services in South Eastern Railway's Kharagpur division were affected since yesterday owing to blockade by Bharat Jakat Majhi Marwa, an umbrella organization of tribals demanding recognition of their language. The agitation had hit train movement; several trains were detained at various stations.