A woman in China's Jiangxi province gave birth in the washroom of an internet cafe in Nanchang and to onlooker's astonishment, she came back to her computer and continued surfing, The Shanghaiist reported.
Workers and customers rushed to the washroom after they heard a baby crying and were surprised to see a woman in a pool of blood holding a newborn baby with the umbilical cord still attached.
The staff immediately called for an ambulance and helped the woman stand up, but to everyone's surprise, the woman seemed a more than relaxed of the entire ordeal and returned to her seat to continue surfing, until the ambulance arrived.
The 24 years old woman refused to use the stretcher brought by the paramedics and walked to the ambulance all by herself.
According to reports, the heavily pregnant woman had planned to meet her boyfriend at the internet bar before going to the hospital for delivery, but got hooked on to the internet. While surfing the internet, she went into labour and the delivery happened sooner than expected.
Both the mother and the baby are safe and are recuperating in hospital. However, it is still unclear, as to what kept the mother so occupied on the net that she ignored labour pains and delivered the baby in a public washroom.
This is not the first time that internet addiction is in the news for the wrong reasons. The obsession for gaming and surfing the web has killed many people around the world. In April, a man in California tore the tendon in his thumb while playing Candy Crush Saga on his phone non-stop for six to eight weeks.
In the same month, South Korean police have arrested a 22-year-old unemployed father for allegedly leaving his 28-month-old son at home to starve to death, while he played computer games online at an internet cafe for several days.
In Taiwan a 32-year-old man died after playing games on the computer for three days in succession at an internet cafe, police said.