A newborn baby girl survived for nearly two hours on train tracks after she fell through a moving train toilet when her mother prematurely gave birth.
The child's mother, Bhuri Kalbi, 33, was travelling with relatives on an overnight train when she went to the bathroom shortly before midnight on Tuesday in India.
She unexpectedly gave birth to a baby girl and passed out from the pain.
Her amazed brother-in-law, Arjun Kumar, found her in the toilet two stations later covered in blood after investigating why she was taking so long.
He explained: "She fell unconscious and the baby fell through the toilet. Two stations later, we knocked at the door.
"When we asked her about what happened, she said the baby had fallen through onto the tracks."
Toilets that open directly onto the tracks are a common feature of Indian trains.
Kumar said that after finding Bhuri, relatives pulled the train's emergency brake and told railway officials what had happened.
A search was quickly organised, and guards at one of the stations the train had passed soon found the baby, who miraculously had survived.
"She was on the rail track for almost two hours," said Dr. Gautam Jain, a pediatrician at Rajasthan Hospital in Ahmadabad, in the western state of Gujarat, where the baby and mother were taken.
The child, who has not yet been named, was eight to 10 weeks premature and weighed only 1.46 kilograms (3.22 pounds).
She had a low heart rate and body temperature.
"We do not expect such children to survive," Dr Jain said.