Airport staff discover newborn baby in plane toilet bin 4 months ago

Airport staff discover newborn baby in plane toilet bin

The baby was discovered during a routine cabin check.

A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in a plane toilet's rubbish bin by airport staff in Mauritius.

Staff at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport were carrying out a routine customs check on the Air Mauritius plane when they discovered the infant.

The plane had arrived at the airport from Madagascar on January 1. A 20-year-old woman, believed to be from the island, was arrested.

The young woman, suspected of having delivered the baby on board, initially denied she was the child's mother.

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Yet authorities made her undergo a medical examination that confirmed that she had just given birth.

She was placed under police surveillance at the hospital, whilst the baby was rushed to hospital upon discovery as a precaution.

Both the woman and the child are said to be doing well.

According to BBC News, she will be questioned and charged with abandoning a newborn upon her release from hospital.