Baby found dumped at roadside in a bin bag

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A newborn baby girl who was just a few hours old was found alive after being abandoned inside a bin bag in Thailand.

Somboon Cheunthip, 62, was visiting the market with her daughter when she noticed a large plastic bag moving on the corner of a road next to a blue plastic bin in Ayutthaya province on October 22.

She initially thought a puppy was trapped inside as she heard a soft cry coming from the moving bag. 

But as she unwrapped the bag, she was shocked to discover a baby girl sealed inside, with an umbilical cord still attached.

The baby was found enclosed inside a black bin bag. Source: Viral Press
The baby was found enclosed inside a black bin bag. Source: Viral Press

The mother realised that the baby had only been born recently, as there was also fluid on her frail body.

"It was around 4 in the morning when I found the baby girl. She was kept in a two-layered plastic bag which was tightly tied," Somboon said.

"She could have suffocated. I was only there at that time to go to the market early. It was so lucky we noticed the bad.

"I carried the baby to the nearest hospital and reported it to the police. I want to know that she's healthy and being taken care of."

The baby was found on this street corner next to a bin. Source: Viral Press
The baby was found on this street corner next to a bin. Source: Viral Press

Paramedics cut the child's umbilical cord with the infant now in a healthy condition and is currently being monitored at the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

Police are looking through surveillance cameras and searching hospital records to track down the child’s parents.

"We are investigating the hospitals, the neighbourhood where the child was abandoned, and identifying the list of pregnant women in the locality," Police Colonel Teethat Sidarak said.

'It is possible that a teenage girl with an unwanted pregnancy might have given birth to the child early in the morning, but she had no desire to take care of the newborn so she abandoned her."

- Viral Press/ Australscope

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