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Newborn baby found dumped in rubbish bin in Durban

Published Aug 2, 2022


Durban – A newborn baby boy was found in a rubbish bin in Durban on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Kyle van Reenan from Emer-G-Med paramedics they were called to the scene at around 1pm.

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“Emer-G-Med paramedics were called to assist the SAPS, after the body of a newborn baby was discovered in a rubbish bin in Durban’s busy Umgeni Road.

“Paramedics assessed the baby to find no signs of life and it was declared dead on the scene.”

A police investigation will be conducted.

In a separate incident, in September 2020, a Newlands East mother was jailed to three years behind bars for dumping her newborn in a stormwater drain near her home.

Footage of the baby’s four-hour rescue went viral.

The 33-year-old mother of two was arrested shortly thereafter.

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In her guilty plea made before the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court, the woman said falling pregnant out of wedlock for the third time was humiliating.