A Mozambiquian woman Amélia delivered her daughter on top of a mango tree while escaping floods in Central Mozambique caused by a Cyclone.

The single mother of two gave birth while clinging to the branches with her two-year-old son.

According to Mozambique NewsNow, Amélia said:

I was at home with my two-year-old son when suddenly, without warning, the water began to enter the house.

She added that:

I had no choice but to climb a tree, I was alone with my son.

The family was rescued by UN children’s agency two days later, following storms that have killed more than 700 people.

Amélia and her newly extended family are now staying at temporary accommodation in nearby Dombe.

It comes nearly 20 years after another miracle baby, Rosita Mabuiango, was born up a tree during flooding in southern Mozambique.

A few years ago, Rosita Mabuiango, now aged 19, made international headlines after she and her mother Sofia were rescued by helicopter from a tree surrounded by floodwater.

Speaking with local newspaper Mail and Guardian, Sofia said:

the birth was very, very painful.I was crying, screaming. Sometimes I thought the baby was coming, but other times I thought it was because of hunger.

She added:

A lot of people lost everything in the floods, but I gained something.The government built a house for us.

 

MPASHO TV