Trash man found newborn baby alive in a plastic bag hanging from a fence by a trash man who was about to discard it as waste in the Philippines
Garbage man about to pick up the package and dump it in his disposal truck, heard faint cries coming from inside on Monday morning in Lapu-Lapu City
Police are trying to trace the mother of the one-day-old baby, who is believed to be a teenager aged between 12 and 16
A bloodied school uniform was also found in the bag, which appears to be a student’s rucksack
Several reportedly people have already offered to adopt the child
Care givers at the hospital said of the smiling child: ‘Angels are watching over him’
A newborn baby abandoned, authorities believe, by its teenage mother in a plastic bag was rescued after a trash collector heard faint cries as he was about to throw the bag into his disposal truck.
Heart-wrenching footage caught by passers-by shows the barely conscious infant inside a bag hanging from a fence in Lapu-Lapu City in the Philippines, on Monday morning.
Unsure what to do, the onlookers gathered around the tiny baby who can be seen slowly opening his eyes and putting his hand to his mouth.
Paramedics arrived shortly after 10am on Monday morning before rushing the infant to Lapu-Lapu District Hospital in an ambulance.
Also found inside the bag were a female school uniform blouse and a pair of bloodied short pants.
The uniform is worn by public schools in grades 7-10 in the area. That would likely make the mother between 12 and 16 years old.
Onlooker Rheene Lee said: ‘At first we did not know whether the baby is alive or dead. We did not know what to do, then someone suggested to call an ambulance.
‘The baby is very fortunate that he was found, because the trash collector was about to put the bag in the truck.