12 Jan '11, 9am

'Miracle' Aussie baby born during deadly floods: SYDNEY - AN AUSTRALIAN woman gave birth to a baby boy as deadly...

SYDNEY - AN AUSTRALIAN woman gave birth to a baby boy as deadly floods devastated areas around her home, an official said on Wednesday. Australian media dubbed Callum Jack Wieland a 'miracle baby', with Sydney's Daily Telegraph describing him as 'living proof that amongst the despair in Queensland there is hope'. Officials said Callum's mother was at her home with family when she went into labour after flash floods on Monday swept at least 12 people to their deaths near Brisbane. The woman was forced to deliver the baby late on Tuesday with the assistance of relatives after an emergency helicopter was unable to reach because of the heavy rain. 'She was in a semi-rural property and the roads around her had been isolated,' a spokeswoman for Queensland's CareFlight helicopter told AFP. The woman and her newborn were eventually airlifted from their home at Bright View in the h...

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