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Newborn baby dies after being found in toilet bin at Vienna airport

A cleaner discovered the baby inside a plastic bag in the early hours of this morning.

File image of Vienna airport.
File image of Vienna airport.
Image: Shutterstock/Radu Bercan

A NEWBORN BABY has died after being left by its mother in a toilet bin at Vienna airport, police said.

A cleaner discovered the child inside a plastic bag in the early hours of this morning and immediately called the emergency services, police spokesman Raimund Schwaigerlehner said.

The baby was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards due to a prolonged lack of oxygen.

Authorities have identified a 27-year-old Nigerian woman as the child’s mother.

The woman, who had been in transit in Vienna, was also taken to hospital where she remains under medical observation, police said.

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