Newborn baby found hanging in a bag from a fence after being 'abandoned by teenage mum'

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 01, 2018
12:36 P.M.
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On Monday morning, a trash collection man became a hero in the Philippines after saving a newborn baby. The man was going about his work when he heard faint sounds coming from a backpack.

He was about to dispose of the abandoned bag when he heard the noise. The man slowly opened the bag to reveal a newborn baby.

A trash collection man saw a backpack hanging on a fence and was about to discard it in his truck when he heard faint whimpers coming from inside. The incident occurred in Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines.

Looking inside, the man realized there was a plastic bag in the backpack. Bystanders filmed the whole ordeal as the man reached for the plastic handles to open the bag and investigate.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Inside he found an infant who was barely conscious.

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Slowly, the child began opening his eyes and put his hand to his mouth. Shortly after 10 a.m., paramedics arrived and rushed the baby to Lapu-Lapu District Hospital.

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Inside the bag, they found a female school uniform blouse and a pair of bloodied short pants. It’s been reported that the uniform is worn by public schools for Grades 7 to 10 in the area.

That means the suspected is between 12 and 16 years old. A bystander named Rheene Lee said:

''At first we did not know whether the baby is alive or dead. We did not know what to do, then someone suggested to call an ambulance.”

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The witness added that,

''The baby is very fortunate that he was found, because the trash collector was about to put the bag in the truck. I hope now that the boy will be taken care of.”

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The local council is currently investigating the incident and reported the incident to the police. Emily Ng, a nurse at the hospital where the boy was being cared for, said a number of people have come forward to ask to adopt him.

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In another story in Japan, Emiri Suzaki, 49, turned herself over to the police for keeping the remains of her dead child in a locker at a Tokyo train station. She had suffered stillbirth “four or five” years ago.

Suzaki revealed that she’d panicked after she failed to give birth to a living child and just couldn’t dispose of it.

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