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