Newborn baby found alive in toilet at Krugersdorp mall

Paramedics say they were at the mall tending to a separate incident when they were alerted to the baby girl earlier on Friday.

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JOHANNESBURG - A newborn baby has been found alive in a toilet at a mall in Krugersdorp on the West Rand.

Paramedics say they were at the mall tending to a separate incident when they were alerted to the baby girl earlier on Friday.

The infant was assessed and found to have had sustained no visible injuries, although the umbilical cord was still attached.

She has been transported to the Yusuf Dadoo Hospital for further treatment.

ER24's Russel Meiring said: “Upon arrival we found a newborn baby girl lying inside by the toilet. The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities are on the scene for further investigation.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)