Vietnam taxi driver acts as midwife as passenger delivers baby

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A woman gave delivered a child in a taxi with the help of the driver in Hoi An Wednesday, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

Pham Thi Phuong, 27, and her husband took a Mai Linh taxi at 4:30 p.m. to go to hospital but her water broke on the way.

Nguyen Van Con, the driver, stopped the car and telephoned the operator to get instructions on emergency child delivery.

He and the husband then successfully got the baby out before going to Hoi An General Hospital.

In May last year Van Cong Minh, another Mai Linh taxi driver in Hoi An, also successfully delivered a baby for a woman named Nguyen Thi Ba.

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