Dead baby found in dustbin near Durban port

03 May 2018 - 13:59 By Suthentira Govender
Baby feet. File photo.
Baby feet. File photo.
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A newborn baby girl was found dead in a bin near the Durban port on Thursday.

Paramedics were dispatched to Margaret Mncadi Avenue - formerly known as the Esplanade - after receiving a report of the dumped baby.

Rescue Care’s Garrith Jamieson said the baby girl was found wrapped in plastic‚ in a dustbin located outside The Gables apartment block.

“On arrival bystanders showed paramedics where the baby was. Paramedics assessed the baby; unfortunately she had passed away. The baby was declared dead on the scene.”

Jamieson said police would investigate the incident.