Baby found abandoned in rubbish bin in Sunninghill

Paramedics say the baby was found by a homeless man on Friday night in a bin just across from the Sunninghill Hospital.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a baby who was found abandoned in a rubbish bin in Sunninghill, in Johannesburg.

Paramedics say the baby was found by a homeless man on Friday night in a bin just across from the Sunninghill Hospital.

The baby died before she could receive medical care.

Netcare 911's Chris Botha said, “When we arrived there, we found that this little baby girl was stuffed in an empty bread packet, paramedics removed the baby but unfortunately she died before our arrival.”