Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Baby flushed down toilet, survives

A newborn baby flushed down the toilet survives after rescuers found him in a sewage pipe in China. The 2-day old boy was flushed away by his parents in what police is calling an attempted murder. Luckily, the baby was lodged in a sewage pipe in one of the apartments in Jinhua Zhejiang province on Saturday afternoon after residents reported they heard a crying baby. The baby is now being called Baby 59.
Baby flushed down the toilet, survives
Baby found in toilet sewage pipe

Firefighters and doctors spent nearly 2 hours taking the tube apart piece by piece with pliers and saws.

Cops are now hunting for the baby's parents.

The baby who weighs 2.3-kilogram suffered some cuts to his face and limbs and his heart rate was low at one point. He is now in stable condition, the report said.

Newborn baby flushed down the toilet
Baby flushed away by parents
The news triggered hundreds of thousands of comments worldwide:

“I can never accept or forgive the behaviour of dumping the baby with his placenta and umbilical cord attached into the toilet pipe,” wrote a user with the online handle Jiding Jiajia.

“Can these people be called human beings? The animal to human ratio among the grown-ups is rising inexorably.”

“Seeing the little one wriggling and groaning as the pipe was torn apart bit by bit wrings my heart... You’ve lived through the hardest moment in your life and your future will definitely be smooth,” Another user added.

The reason for the abandonment remains unknown.

Chinese babies born out of wedlock are sometimes abandoned because of social and financial pressures.

The country’s one-child policy can also mean heavy fines for couples who have more than one baby.


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