Baby born in Boat in Brazil


A 22 years old mother in Brazil has given birth to a baby boy while on a boat carrying relief supplies to Brazil’s flood hit city of Linahers.

The birth took place after a disaster relief team was informed by a villager that a pregnant woman needed to be taken to hospital. When the boat was taking the pregnant woman to hospital, in the boat she went into labour, and delivered the baby boy on the water.

The woman was suffering from labour pains the day before but was cut off from medical care due to the flood waters.  Two firefighters and a volunteer reached the expectant mother by boat.

Over 40 people have died since torrential rain swept through the south-eastern Brazilian states of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais. The floods have left houses and roads destroyed while many buildings have been left submerged in the deluge. Around 70,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in what is thought to be the worst to hit the region in 90 years.