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Woman airlifted from flooded village in Amur region gives birth to son

August 22, 2013, 13:28 UTC+3

18-year-old evacuated woman gave birth to a son

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ARKHARA village (Amur region), August 22 (Itar-Tass) - Rescuers of the Far Eastern regional center of the Ministry for Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) have warmly congratulated a young woman from the Amur region, Yevgenia Samsonova, who gave birth to a child under dramatic conditions after a regime of an emergency situation had been established on the territory where she lived.

Yevegnia Samsonova, 18, gave birth to a son on August 13 when the emergency regime was declared in the Arkhara district in the Amur region where the woman comes from. "I was told that the flooding was coming. I did not worry much, but collected all the necessary things," the happy young mother told Itar-Tass.

The rescuers and doctors told the rest of the story. The settlement of Zhuravlyovka where the woman lives was surrounded by the flood waters. The woman, who was to deliver a child, had be to transported to a district hospital both by car and helicopter. The helicopter chief pilot said it was a first such incident in his practice, although he sometimes airlifted people with serious health problems.

An EMERCOM psychologist said that both the mother and the baby are fine. The child is 50 centimeters long and weighs 3,2 kilograms. The mother and the child have been staying at the central district hospital in the settlement of Arkhara where the flood waters have not come yet. The happy father, airlifted from the flooded settlement by a helicoper, arrived to see the family.

Meanwhile, the water level in the area of this municipal formation rose to 1,082 centimeters, going beyond 930 centimeters, which is a critical point there, said Chief of the administration of the Arkhara district Eduard Misyuk. A total of 143 people have been staying in the flooded settlement of Kasatkino, and 90 people have remained in the flooded Zhuravlyovka, he said.

All of them are strong and healthy men, while all the women and children have been evacuated. Fifteen rescuers assisted by servicemen from a nearby border guard unit have been working there, the district chief said.

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