A newborn baby boy was miraculously found alive after being abandoned in the wilderness for two days and nights, and then partially buried for another eight days and nights.
According to a CCTV News report, a woman was alerted upon hearing the sound of a baby crying as she was walking through a cemetery site in the rain in Tiandong county of Guangxi’s Baise city.
When police arrived at the scene, they dug several centimeters under the ground and found the boy, born with a cleft lip, inside of a cardboard box.
They believe that the baby managed to survive eight days and nights because he hadn’t been buried completely, and water and air were able to seep into the box. When the baby was taken to the hospital, he was spitting up dirty water.
Police were able to track down the parents of the child, who later confessed that they’d abandoned the newborn at the cemetery on April 24 and buried him two days later when they thought he was dead.
The parents and relatives who helped abandoned the baby are now being investigated on suspicion of intentional homicide.
[Images via Tencent News]