A 42-year-old woman and her newborn child died after the woman gave birth in the toilet of her apartment in Toyota City on Thursday, police said. One of the woman’s five children heard her mother groaning around 3 p.m., and when she checked on her, found her mother on the floor of the toilet alongside the newborn. The daughter called for an ambulance but the pair were already dead when personnel arrived.
Police said the baby girl was wrapped in towels and weighed 3,800 grams. They also said that the woman had apparently been in ill health over the past week. An autopsy will be conducted on Friday.
The woman lived with her husband and their five children. The husband was home at the time but was not aware of his wife’s delivery, police said.© News reports