Dramatic and graphic video emerged over the weekend from China showing a newborn baby boy being rescued from a sewage pipe.
The 5-pound infant was discovered by residents in Jinhua, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, when they heard cries coming out of a fourth floor squat toilet in a local apartment building.
When the firefighters arrived on the scene they discovered a two-day old baby lodged in the piping below the toilet. After attempts to pull the baby out of the toilet failed, the rescuers resorted to sawing off a whole section of piping containing the baby and brought it to the neighboring hospital. The video shows firefighters and doctors taking apart the sewer pipe piece by piece under the newborn was finally revealed from inside. State media reports said that the boy’s umbilical cord and placenta was still attached at the time.
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