She was rescued from a sinking dinghy in the Mediterranean. And minutes later she gave birth to a baby. Had she not been saved by the Italian coast guard, she would have sunk with the baby.
The woman, believed to be.....
a Nigerian, had been attempting to cross the sea on a rickety dinghy with around 100 other migrants and refugees when it began to deflate.
After being rescued by the Italian coast guard, the woman went into labour as the boat was on its way to the island of Lampedusa.
After giving birth, the woman was helped off the boat. A coast guard carried her baby in a blue blanket.
Both mother and baby were in hospital doing well The Mirror reported last night.
The woman is one of 300,000 refugees and migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, up from 219,000 in the whole of 2014.
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