National 18.8.2016 10:13 am

Dead baby boy found in Pretoria dustbin

The tiny body was discovered by a passerby.

A newborn was found dead in a dustbin in Pretoria East on Wednesday afternoon, paramedics said.

Emer-G-Med ambulance service spokesperson Max Cohen said the body of the baby was discovered by a passerby who notified emergency services and police on Wednesday, Rekord East reported.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and were taken to a dustbin where the lifeless body of a newborn baby boy was found.”

Cohen said the newborn was declared dead on the scene.

“Unfortunately nothing further could be done.”

The scene was handed over to police for an investigation

– Caxton News  Service

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