Week-old baby survives being abandoned on dumpsite

2016-02-19 12:21
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Bloemfontein – A week-old baby has survived after being found abandoned, with a nappy stuffed in her mouth, at an illegal dumping site in Bloemfontein, Free State police said on Friday.

The baby was found on Thursday last week, wrapped in an old duvet. She was believed to be seven-days-old, said police spokesperson Ikobeng Hlubi.

Hlubi said paramedics were called to the scene and the baby was rushed to hospital.

"The newborn has since been released from hospital and is now at a place of safety," Hlubi said.

Police were investigating a case of child neglect.

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