A medical station worker in the central province of Quang Nam has saved an infant from being buried alive with his mother, who died giving birth to him, local newspapers reported Wednesday.
Ho Thi Hieu, a worker from Tra Cang Commune medical station of the mountainous Nam Tra My District, saved the baby when he was about to be buried with his mother on September 2 as a custom of the Sedang ethnic group.
Hieu, who is also a Sedang, failed to persuade the baby's family and local people to let the baby live, so she had to run away with him.
The baby weighs 2.5 kilograms and he is receiving care from the district medical station. He is doing well and has been named Ho Quoc Khanh.