How Syrian woman was found at sea with her baby’s umbilical cord still attached

A Syrian refugee gave birth at sea on her way to Italy as the number of arrivals fleeing the war-torn country this year rose to nearly 3,000 people, officials said.

The woman was one of 355 refugees — most of them from Syria — on two boats intercepted by coast guard and navy vessels and escorted to Sicily on Wednesday.

“We found her with a piece of the umbilical cord still attached,” Luca Sancilio, the local coast guard commander in Syracuse told news channel SkyTG24.

Sancilio initially said the woman had given birth to a little girl, although the hospital where they were taken later said the baby was in fact a boy.

The coast guard estimated the baby was about four days old and was born during the eight-day voyage. Mother and son are well and resting, the hospital said.

A coast guard plane on Tuesday spotted the heavily overcrowded boat that the woman was travelling on. The people on board included 48 children.

Read More: Vanguard

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail