Mother dies, family wants to bury newborn alive

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Mother dies, family wants to bury newborn alive

A medical staff in Nam Tra My mountainous district in the central province of Quang Nam has just saved a newborn baby from being buried alive by his family.

The newborn baby is being cared for at the medical station. Photo: Tuoi Tre

On the afternoon of September 2, 33-year-old Ho Thi Yen, who lived in Xe Dang ethnic people community, delivered a male baby weighing 2.5kg. But, she died of hemorrhage after the delivery.

However, according to local customs and practices, her family and villagers intended to bury her together with the baby.

After being informed, Ho Thi Hieu, a staff of a health station in the district, begged his family and villagers for his life. However, they turned her down.

Hieu then took the baby in her arms and rushed him to the station.

Doctors at the center named him Quoc Khanh (the National Day).

No one has been arrested for the act.

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