Baby abandoned in sewer rescued

Updated: 2013-05-27 17:41


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A baby abandoned inside a sewage pipe was saved by firefighters, reported on Monday.

The 2-day-old infant, weighing 2.3 kilograms, was found in the sewage pipe leading from a public toilet in the fourth floor of an apartment building in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, on Sunday.

A resident found him and called firefighters who rushed to the scene. The baby was head first in the 10-cm diameter pipe.

Firefighters went down to the third floor and cut loose a section of the pipe that contained the baby who was immediately rushed to hospital where it is in a stable condition, despite severe bruising.

An investigation is under way.