Woman gives birth in Mi-17

A 19-year-old pregnant woman, who was being airlifted to Ratnapura from the Kalawana Hospital, has given birth to a baby onboard a Mi-17 helicopter today, the Sri Lanka Air Force said.

Ratnapura Hospital Director S.P.A.L. Ranaweera said the prematurely-born infant had died on admission to the hospital.

He said the mother, a resident of Kalawana, was out of danger.

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