Crowds flock to see record 19lb baby

PEOPLE have been flocking to a hospital for a glimpse of a huge 19.2lb baby boy

PEOPLE have been flocking to a hospital for a glimpse of a huge 19.2lb baby boy

Akbar Risuddin is the biggest baby ever born in Indonesia. Crowds have been gathering at the Abdul Manan hospital in the town of Kisaran, North Sumatra province to catch a glimpse of the youngster, whose name means big, or great, in Arabic.

Dr Binsar Sitanggang, who delivered Akbar in a 40-minute caesarean operation, said both mother and child are in good condition.

The former Indonesian record holder was a 14.7lb baby boy born on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, in 2007.

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