A newborn baby was found in a garbage can in Hebei this past Wednesday, reports China Daily News.
Weibo user Zhang Huan Rui originally posted photos online of a newborn baby in a trash can covered in blood. Zhang later deleted them due to the sensitive nature of the images, though they are still available online (we are choosing not to publish them).
Zhang wrote that the baby was bleeding from the nose and mouth, and the umbilical cord was still attached to it. His tweet received more than 6,000 reposts.
The baby was rushed to the hospital by Hebei Gucheng district residents. Upon arrival the baby was vomiting, bleeding and had a big blue bruise on his chest. Residents flocked to the hospital to visit and show their support for the baby.
Heartbreakingly, despite the best efforts of the local community, by 5pm doctors released a statement that the newborn had died from its injuries. Local police are currently searching for the parents, who will be charged with murder.
By Angela Sy // Image credit: @linder6580