Abandoned ewborn saved from toilet pipe

2013-05-28 02:22:24 GMT2013-05-28 10:22:24(Beijing Time)  Shanghai Daily

Police are searching for a woman who flushed her newborn boy down the toilet in a dormitory building on Saturday afternoon in Pujiang County, Zhejiang Province, local media reported today.

The baby, however, got stuck in the L-shaped pipe and his cry alerted other tenants in the building. Firefighters arrived after receiving a call and spent two hours to saw off the pipe to free the baby.

When he was taken out, the newborn's feet already turned blue. He was rushed to the Pujiang People's Hospital for emergency treatment. Medical examination showed baby suffered only scratches in his head and limbs. He is now in stable condition.

Doctors said if his parents didn't show up, the baby will be sent to a foster home. Police said the parents would face criminal charges of attempted murder.

The landlady said she had no idea that one of her tenants got pregnant and delivered the baby in the building. She figured the woman might just dump the baby in the toilet because she saw no traces of blood at the scene.

Most of the tenants in the building work in restaurants or factories and they seldom talk to each other, according to the report on www.zjol.com.cn.

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