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Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Fiji, Regional


Twins born as storms raged
Mother and her two healthy baby twin girls at the Labasa hospital in Fiji. Photo: SUPPLIED

Fiji media is reporting on the “miracle birth” of twin baby girls in the midst of the twin cyclones, Ana and Bina.

During the height of the flooding brought by Cyclone Ana, the RFMF received a call from a village where an expectant mother was moments away from giving birth. 

Due to the heavy flooding, she could not reach Labasa Hospital. Instead, she and her husband travelled by dinghy where she was picked up by army troops and taken to their camp.

There, Dr Mere Batibasaga, the wife of one the soldiers, safely delivered the woman’s twin baby girls. When the floodwaters receded, both babies were taken to the Labasa Hospital where they are currently healthy and well.

“The story of their courage and of the quick actions of our authorities has given us all a powerful dose of hope amid this difficult chapter for Fiji; hope that no storm can ever wash away,” Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said.