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Newborn survives fall onto train tracks

Posted in Babies Born Alive with tags , , , , on February 17, 2015 by saynsumthn

A newborn survived a fall onto railroad tracks after his Indian mother gave birth on the toilet in the train and he slipped down the pipe.

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The incident happened this weekend on Barmer Kalka Express. The pregnant woman went to the toilet and fainted during labor pains.

She delivered the baby boy in the toilet and the newborn slipped through the pipe and fell on the railway track in Dabli Rathan in Hanumangarh.

The woman… felt acute labour pain, so she went to the toilet to relieve herself and gave birth to a baby boy who slipped down through the toilet bowl and fell on the tracks,” senior railway police official Subhash Vishnoi told AFP by phone.

According to the BBC, a guard at a warehouse near the tracks heard the baby crying and alerted the railway officials, who retrieved him.

The mother and child were later reunited and doctors said the infant is doing just fine.

TSA screenings aren’t just for airports anymore

Posted in Civil Rights, TSA with tags , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2011 by saynsumthn

Reporting from Charlotte, N.C.—
Rick Vetter was rushing to board the Amtrak train in Charlotte, N.C., on a recent Sunday afternoon when a canine officer suddenly blocked the way.

Three federal air marshals in bulletproof vests and two officers trained to spot suspicious behavior watched closely as Seiko, a German shepherd, nosed Vetter’s trousers for chemical traces of a bomb. Radiation detectors carried by the marshals scanned the 57-year-old lawyer for concealed nuclear materials.

When Seiko indicated a scent, his handler, Julian Swaringen, asked Vetter whether he had pets at home in Garner, N.C. Two mutts, Vetter replied. “You can go ahead,” Swaringen said.

The Transportation Security Administration isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

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