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Woman Gives Birth At Bus Stop

by Silverbird News24

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, on Monday, promptly assisted a heavily pregnant woman in the safe delivery of a baby boy after she unexpectedly went into labour while waiting to board a bus at Onipanu, Somolu Local Government Area, of the state.

The incident it was gathered happened at about 9.30 am, while residents were going to their various places of work.

According to an eyewitness, the yet-to-be-identified woman at press time was heavily pregnant, and suddenly went into labour at Onipanu Bus Stop, slumping to the ground before bystanders rushed to assist her to safety.

A call was quickly made to the emergency toll-free line, 767, which saw LASEMA para-medics of the Lagos Response Team, LRT, arrive for the rescue operation.

“The LRT and the agency’s paramedics moved in swiftly in collaboration with some market women at the bus stop, provided a temporary makeshift in ensuring the safe delivery of the baby and the well-being of the mother,” an eyewitness, simply identified as Fredrick told the Newsmen.

Fortunately, the woman successfully delivered a baby boy amidst jubilation for safe delivery.

Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, who confirmed the event, commended the gallant effort of the officers who promptly ensured medical assistance.

“The agency officials after stabilizing the mother and newborn infant were quickly transported to the nearest hospital for further medical care and attention,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated.

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