Baby Rescued From 4-Inch Sewage Pipe

Chinese boy stable after apparently being flushed down toilet
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2013 7:38 AM CDT

A baby boy, likely just days old, is safe after Chinese rescuers pulled him from a four-inch sewage pipe. It appears the baby was flushed down the toilet; apartment building residents heard him crying, the BBC reports. When rescuers arrived on the scene, they were unable to pull the baby out, so they sawed off a portion of the pipe and brought him to the hospital. There, firefighters and doctors cut the baby out of the pipe.

The case has made waves in China, with users of the Weibo microblogging service hammering the parents: "The parents who did this have hearts even filthier than that sewage pipe," noted one user, per Reuters. Meanwhile, locals headed to the hospital to provide the baby with clothes, diapers, and milk, the AP reports. The baby has been dubbed Baby No. 59 after his incubator number. Police are seeking the parents in an attempted homicide case. (Read more China stories.)

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