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Friday, 31 May 2013

Starting Life in a Sewer Pipe

The rescue of a new born from a sewer pipe in China has ignited public interest. While it first seemed that the child had been callously abandoned by his mother, Chinese authorities have now 'decided he became trapped because of an accident.'

The woman told police she got pregnant after a brief affair with the man, hid her pregnancy from family and neighbors, and secretly delivered the child Saturday in a rental building's restroom. She said the infant accidentally slipped into the squat toilet and raised the alarm. Yet, she did not initially claim the child was hers.


He has since been released from hospital and is in the care of his mother.





Fortunately, baby 59's parlous arrival is not a universal feature.




A happier start to life: Mrs McDonnell of Church St. gives birth to a set of Leap Year Twins. on the 29/02/1969. This was her second set of leap year twins. Picture shows the nurse with the newborns and their older brother and sister. 



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