Lucknow: A woman from Uttar Pradesh gave birth to
twins on a moving train - the second time in four years that she
has delivered twins in a train!
The bizarre coincidence took place Sunday on board the Kushinagar
Express. Zaibun Nisa, along with her husband, was travelling from
Mumbai to Gonda for delivery when she went into labour in the
general compartment (S-10) between Unnao and Lucknow.
As the train chugged ahead, alarmed fellow passengers cleared the
area around berth 63 and made room for other women passengers to
attend to the woman.
Some passengers called railway staff and alerted a medical team
stationed at Lucknow of the "developments on the train". The
medical team was kept on standby mode.
Before the train could reach Lucknow, however, the woman gave
birth to twin boys. Both the babies were handed over to the
waiting medical team, safe and healthy.
The mother and the twins were immediately wheeled away to the
Queen Mary Hospital here, officials told IANS.
Habibullah, the proud father of the twins, said they were going to
their village Kundera in Gonda when his wife went into labour in
Kanpur. But before he could decide on de-boarding the train, the
train moved, and he was left with no option but to wait till the
train reached Lucknow.
"I am very thankful to Allah and my fellow passengers who helped
me a lot," Habibullah told IANS, adding that he and Zuben have
four-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, who also arrived in a
Cradling the two babies, Habibullah said he was feeling on "top of
the world" and shared the amusement of his co-passengers that his
wife had delivered twins twice in a moving train.
"Well, indeed this is some sort of a record, but what can I say,"
he said, sounding a bit surprised himself. "I can call this a rare
blessing of god almighty that my kids come into this world in such
a manner," he said.