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A ZIMBABWEAN couple whose baby was born after a 17-hour labour and an 83-mile trek between three hospitals have named her Emras – after the Emergency Medical Rescue Ambulance Service.

The ambulance crew stayed with Ndakaitei Padzura, 46, during the whole of her labour as she was moved from hospital to hospital in remote eastern Zimbabwe. She was turned away from the first because she could not pay the £136 fee.

The father, Freddy Marimbiri, 51, said: “Everything went very well. The EMRAS guys did me proud, and that explains why we christened the baby Emras.”