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    Chinese Newborn Found in Sewage Pipe

    Chinese Newborn Rescued from Sewage Pipei
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    May 28, 2013 11:11 AM
    A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe in a Chinese apartment building after being flushed down a toilet.
    Chinese Newborn Rescued from Sewage Pipe
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    A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe in a Chinese apartment building after being flushed down a toilet.

    Chinese officials said residents in Jinhua, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, called firefighters after hearing the two-day-old baby crying in the fourth-floor lavatory.

    When attempts to pull him out failed, rescuer workers sawed away a section of the 10-centimeter diameter pipe with the baby inside.

    Firefighters and doctors took the tube apart piece by piece and finally recovered the newborn.

    State media said the 2.3-kilogram baby was stuck in the pipe for at least two hours.

    Police are still looking for his parents.

    Chinese families traditionally have a preference for sons, but babies born out of wedlock are sometimes abandoned because of social and financial pressures.

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    by: Miyuki from: Japan
    May 30, 2013 12:36 PM
    The parents shouldn’t be allowed to do like this horrible thing, but I think there might be some social problems in China. (such as a very strict one-child policy or economic discrepancy…)
    Good luck, baby!!

    by: Anonymous from: USA
    May 30, 2013 11:37 AM
    The baby is a "boy". No charges have been filled against Mother. The parents and grand parents have reclaimed the baby. However, father wants to verify if he is the biological father.

    by: Sylvia from: Vietnam
    May 29, 2013 11:29 AM
    This must be the worst parents ever!!!
    God blesses you, baby.

    by: Teresa from: china
    May 29, 2013 7:40 AM
    it is cruel to the baby, we should strongly criticize its parents and punish them.

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