Woman gives birth to stillborn baby at Chennai airport

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:57

Chennai: In a tragic incident, a 36 year-old Malaysia-bound woman gave birth to a stillborn baby boy at the airport here on Thursday, minutes after she was denied permission to fly a private airliner on fitness grounds.
Shyamala, hailing from Rajamundhry in Andhra Pradesh, was scheduled to fly to Kualalumpur to meet her husband there, airport sources said.
She was however denied permission to fly as she did not possess a valid fitness certificate, sources said, adding she later developed pre-natal pain before delivering a stillborn baby boy inside a restroom.

After being alerted by some women, airport authorities rushed her to a private hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment.

Her relatives in AP have been informed, sources added.


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First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:56

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