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  Life   More Features  07 Jun 2018  Infant thought to have died at birth saved after it was buried alive for 8 hours

Infant thought to have died at birth saved after it was buried alive for 8 hours

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 7, 2018, 6:15 pm IST
Updated : Jun 7, 2018, 6:15 pm IST

After carefully scraping soil the police officers used their bare hands to shift it and pull out the baby girl.

The admitted that they failed to report as they were following traditional customs (Photo: AFP)
 The admitted that they failed to report as they were following traditional customs (Photo: AFP)

The birth of a child is reason for celebration but sometimes negligence can lead to horrifying consequences. Last year a story about a child pronounced dead waking up at a funeral was reported from India.

In another such story from Brazil a similar call almost led to a tragedy but fortunately the child was saved before it suffocated. The baby was dug out of a shallow grave where it had been buried for eight hours.

The family buried the child after incorrectly assuming that she had died at birth. Police expected to find a dead body when they started digging but were shocked to hear a whimper under the dirt.

After carefully scraping soil the police officers used their bare hands to shift it and pull out the baby girl. She was rushed to a hospital with paramedics clearing airways after which she was shifted to intensive care.

The police went to the family to investigate claims that they hadn’t reported the death of a new born child. They admitted that they failed to report as they were following traditional customs.

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