Friday 07 May 2021

Live baby dumped in Amsterdam underground waste container

The underground container where the baby was found. Photo: Novum RegioFoto

Amsterdam police have found a live baby dumped in an underground rubbish container in the city’s district of Zuidoost.

The baby was found around 11pm on Sunday night and released from the container by police and the fire brigade. The child was taken to hospital for a check-up.

The emergency services were alerted by a local who heard the baby crying when she was putting her own rubbish in the container, local broadcaster AT5 reported.

The child, thought by the local to be a girl, was found in a yellow supermarket bag. ‘My heart broke,’ the woman said.

In 2014, a live baby girl was found abandoned in an underground rubbish container in the Amsterdam district of Nieuw West. The baby was found after a passerby heard her crying and called the emergency services.

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