Tangail, June 4 (UNB) – Stuck in long gridlock for hours, a woman gave birth to a baby girl on the road here on Tuesday morning on her way to Kurigram from Gazipur to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with her near and dear ones.
The newborn was named ‘Swarani’ to remember the incident.
Baby’s father Habib Hossain of Porarvita village in Kurigram Sadar upazila said he along with his pregnant wife started for their village home from Gazipur by a bus in the early hours.
They got stuck in a long tailback on the Dhaka-Tangail highway and reached the roundabout of the Bangabandhu Bridge around 10am when her wife went into labour, he said, adding that then they got down from the bus.
Later, his wife gave birth to a baby girl through normal delivery by the road around 10:30am, Habib said.
In the meantime, a passenger of the bus called national emergency helpline 999 for help, he added.
Two nurses from Bhuapur Upazila Health Complex rushed in by an ambulance and they provided the mother and the baby with primary treatment.
Sajeda Khatun, senior nurse of the hospital, said the baby was born before they arrived at the spot.
Both the mother and the baby girl were doing well, she said, that the couple started for their home again along with the baby girl.
Day-labourer and part-time rickshaw-puller, Habib lives in Gazipur with his wife. They were going to their village home to celebrate Eid with other family members.