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  • 21 March 2014, 17:32

'Miracle' Baby Born As Mum Dies In Bike Crash

A "miracle" baby has survived after being born during a motorcycle crash that killed his mum and dad.

One officer who was at the scene in Xiamen City, southeast China, said he spotted the baby lying five metres away from the body of his mum.

"The baby moved his legs and arms and cried out. We immediately rescued the new born baby," said Lyu Yiwen, of Xiamen Haicang Traffic Police Brigade.

"The vehicle incident made us feel life is fragile, but the new born baby touched us with the miracle and the greatness of life. So, we are all in awe of this new born life."

A hospital spokesman said the baby, which weighs 9lb 2oz (4.2kg), is in a stable condition.

But he added: "At the current time, the baby is suffering from intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage and brachial plexus injury.

"After consultation, we think the baby is also suffering from lung contusion which can be life-threatening. We must keep a close watch on him."

The pregnant woman and her husband were instantly killed when their motorcycle collided with a truck.

They were on their way to hospital after the mother began feeling abdominal pains on Tuesday morning.

The driver of the truck has been detained by the police.

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