Baby born on Mexico City subway to receive free travel for life

Updated 06 May 2013
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Baby born on Mexico City subway to receive free travel for life

MEXICO: A baby boy whose 22-year-old mother gave birth in a Mexico City subway station will be allowed to travel free on the train network for life. The AP reports that the woman was trying to reach the hospital after going into labor, but her child made his arrival in an entryway to a platform even before that. Mexico City mayor Miguel Angel Mancera told his Twitter followers how the drama unfolded. He said that the baby was born at Pantitlán station, and the mother and child were attended to by staff at the station, as well as auxiliary police. Mancera added: “The newborn will have the benefit of using the @STCMetroDF for free for life.” Staff and police who assisted in the delivery will also receive recognition, he said.


World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Updated 22 April 2018
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World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

  • Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and had more than 160 descendants
  • Chiyo Yoshida, another Japanese woman aged 116, is now the world’s oldest person, says Gerontology Research Group

TOKYO: The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.
An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January.
Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. Her town of Kikai is in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
She became the world’s oldest person seven months ago after the death of Violet Brown in Jamaica, also at the age of 117.
The US-based Gerontology Research Group says that another Japanese woman, Chiyo Yoshida, is now the world’s oldest person in its records. She is 116 years old.