Chinese baby girl abandoned in university lavatory by her mother is rescued


A newborn baby girl was found abandoned in a pipe leading from a university lavatory in China.

Her mother, a student at Linyi University in eastern China's Shandong Province, gave birth to her on Sunday and fled the scene, leaving her baby behind.

Police believe that the young woman had hoped to hide the pregnancy, but the baby was discovered after her cries alerted other students.

As the pipe was only 20 centimetres wide, her body became wedged a short way down. Firemen broke the pipeline open to rescue the baby, who was stuck between the third and fourth floors.
The girl survived her ordeal and is now in hospital with her mother, who was tracked down by the police.

They are waiting to question her before deciding any criminal charges.