It was an unfortunate evening resulting in a tragedy for a 37-year-old expectant mother who accidentally gave birth to a baby boy in a premature labour inside a restaurant toilet in Sekinchan on Monday (28th September) at 4:03pm. The Selangor operations centre reported that the incident took place at an ikan bakar restaurant in Sekinchan.
According to a report by Bernama, the newborn died after slipping into the toilet bowl. The newborn baby had died after the mother, who was believed to be seven months pregnant, accidentally delivered her baby in a toilet bowl while trying to relieve herself.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Services Department head Norazam Khamis remarked in a statement that his squad had rushed to the site after receiving an emergency call. His team had to break the toilet to successfully retrieve the baby but regrettably the newborn had already died.
“A total of nine firefighters from Sekinchan Fire and Rescue Station were rushed to the scene. Our team took about 10 minutes to break the toilet bowl and extricate the newborn,” Norazam said in a statement on Monday.
“The baby was declared dead by Health Ministry personnel at the scene. The baby’s mother was sent to Tanjung Karang Hospital by an ambulance,” he added.
The 37-year-old mother was being treated at the Tanjung Karang Hospital and reported to be in stable condition.