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Woman gives birth inside LRT 1

Posted at | Updated as of 05/23/13 4:58 AM

MANILA (UPDATE) – A woman gave birth to a baby inside a Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT 1) coach Wednesday morning, an official said. In his official Twitter account, Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said the woman gave birth to a baby boy while inside a Doroteo Jose station-bound LRT train at 6:25 a.m.

The woman was later identified as 35-year-old Las Piñas resident Darlene Idio. A nurse from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), identified as Maria Cecilia Lopez, was in the same train and gave assistance to the pregnant woman. An emergency response team was immediately sent to the Doroteo Jose station after LRT guards called the hospital for help. Today's incident is not the first time that a woman gave birth while inside either an LRT train or station. – with a report from Noel Alamar, dzMM