Friday 23 February 2018

Birth of baby captured on Google Street View

The birth was captured on Google Steet View. Photo: Google Street View
The birth was captured on Google Steet View. Photo: Google Street View

Heidi Blake

The birth of a baby on a German pavement has apparently been captured on Google Street view.

A photograph taken in the Berlin suburb of Wilmersdorf shows a woman lying in the street after apparently giving birth while a kneeling man cradles a newborn baby.

A second woman is shown crouching to support the head of the new mother, who appears to be lying on a towel. A car is haphazardly parked next to them in the road with its door open.

The image, taken on Hubertusallee Street, has created a buzz on technology blogs, but some users have speculated that it may be a prank.

A German reader wrote on the Gizmodo website: "There is a hospital across the street and they have no knowledge of a birth right in front of their door.

"In the house is also an advertising agency that has no knowledge of a birth in front of their house."

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the image, which Google has replaced with a new photograph of the street.

It is the latest in a series of bizarre events to be captured on Street View. Earlier this week, a naked man was spotted climbing into the boot of his car on the driveway of a house in Mannheim, south-west Germany.

In August a photograph emerged of what appeared to show a dead schoolgirl lying on the side of the road in Worcester.

It later turned out to be ten-year-old Azura Beebeejaun who was lying down playing dead with her friends.

Google was forced to remove several graphic images after its Brazilian Street View service captured a string of images of dead bodies days after going live in the South American country.

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