A 30-year-old woman delivered twins inside a train near Mumbai on Sunday morning as passengers clapped and cheered. Railway officials stopped the train at Kalyan station soon after they came to know the woman had gone into labour. After examining the babies, doctors declared them healthy.
Salma Tabassum delivered a twin boy and girl in the presence of the station manager, a central railway medical team and railway police officials. Ms Tabassum went into labour soon after she had boarded the train early in the morning.
The woman later got off the train with the railway officials' help and was taken to a hospital for post-delivery care, according to news agency IANS, quoting a central railway spokesperson.
The Mumbai LTT-Vishakapatnam Express had arrived at Kalyan station, around 40 kilometres away from its source, at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminal, at 7.52 am on Sunday, according to the IANS report.
"As soon as I got the information, I, along with two lady constables, attended to her and alerted the railway medical team and others. The babies and the mother are fine. We felt proud and fortunate that we helped them," said Sub Inspector Nitin Gaur.
The condition of the mother and twins is said to be fine.
Ms Tabassum's family stays in Ghatkopar's Gousiya Masjid area.
(With Inputs From IANS and ANI)
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