A US mum has hailed her newborn daughter a “little miracle” after she was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9.11pm weighing 9lb 11oz.
Christina Malone-Brown was delivered via caesarean section at a hospital in Tennessee on the day the world remembered the terror attacks 18 years ago.
Christina Malone-Brown was delivered via caesarean section at a hospital in Tennessee[/caption]
When she was born, a doctor reportedly cried out a number of times: “Oh my goodness, I’ve got a 9/11, 9/11, 9/11.”
Other medical staff and nurses at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Germantown were stunned by the amazing coincidence.
“Christina is a little miracle during such a sad time. She is a new life amongst the devastation and destruction,” said proud mum Cametrione Malone-Brown.
“We heard the doctor announce the time of birth 9/11 and then when they weighed Christina, we heard gasps of astonishment when everyone realised Christina weighed 9/11, was born at 9:11 and on 9/11,” said father Justin Brown.
“It was really exciting, especially to find some joy during a day of such tragedy.”
Rachel Laughlin, head of women’s services at the hospital said the event was extremely rare.
“I’ve worked in women’s services for over 35 years, and I’ve never seen a baby’s birth date, time of birth, and weight all be matching numbers,” she said.
A photograph shows the newborn in hospital wearing a blue headband and with wires attached to her torso.
The tot’s proud parents with their ‘miracle baby’ after her amazing 9/11 birth[/caption]
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However, US media reports that Christina is in a good condition and will be able to go home sometime in the next few days.
The anniversary of the attack saw a moment’s silence take place at various locations including ‘Ground Zero’ in New York and the Pentagon, Virginia.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the infamous attack and thousands more were injured.
When was 9/11?
On September 11, 2001, a group of al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners.
Two planes – American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 75 – crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City.
Another was flown into the Pentagon in Washington DC and the fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after a struggle between the hijackers and passengers.
Of the 2,996 who died on 9/11, including the 19 hijackers, 2,606 were killed at the World Trade Center and the surrounding area.
Both towers collapsed following the impact, with debris causing more deaths and injury on the streets below.
Many people including the emergency response teams lost their lives trying to save others.
It was the worst loss of life due to a terrorist incident on US soil.