A baby delivered inside the lavatory of an Indian train slipped through the toilet bowl to fall on the rail tracks but survived.

A report from New Delhi on Tuesday, said a pregnant woman traveling with her family in the north-western state of Rajasthan had labour pains on the train, according to News Agency of Nigeria

The 22-year-old woman went to the toilet and delivered a baby boy, after which she became unconscious.

According to reports, the train was stationary at the time of the delivery but had moved to Hanumangarh town some 13 kilometres away by the time her relatives found her lying unconscious and summoned help.

The baby was on the tracks for hours,but was spotted by the guard of a nearby warehouse who heard the cry.

He was rescued and taken to the hospital where he was reunited with his mother. [NAN]

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