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Rubbish tip baby found buried alive.

A NEWBORN girl has been found buried alive in a shallow grave on a tip.

The hours-old child was saved after a passer-by spotted her leg sticking out of sand in South Africa.

Police dug up the grave to rescue the baby, who they believe had been buried by her mother two or three hours earlier.

Spokesman Vhangani Makhado said: "This could easily have been a tragedy. The baby was buried in a field used as a dump.

"She was still covered in blood and the placenta was still attached. She is very lucky to be alive."

The 6lb 6oz girl, who has not yet been named, was in a stable condition in hospital near Secunda, in Mpumalanga province.

Officers were searching for her mother.
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 6, 2011
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