Locals from a small town in West Java, Indonesia were shocked when they heard the cries of a baby coming from an old septic tank in the area. According to some individuals, the cries came from a heap of rubble inside a tank which the villagers were using as their garbage disposal area.
Some of the locals then helped each other in order to rescue the baby, who turns out to be a boy, from underneath pieces of wood, rocks, and leaves.
One villager said: 'There were tears. I along with other residents went into grounds of the empty house and it is true, there was a baby without any shawls or clothes.'
The people also mentioned that the baby suffered a cut on his head which is why they immediately rushed him to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
'After we brought to the midwife we immediately took the baby to the health center Puskesmas Haurgeulis and then there was a referral to Bhayangkara hospital. We also immediately reported it to the police,' one person added.
Here is the video of the miraculous rescue:
Police then searched the house connected to the septic tank to see if the suspects were there. Unfortunately, the authorities did not see anyone living in the house.
Indramayu Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Fajarudin Arif said officers are now investigating who the child’s parents are.
According to them, they will run a DNA test on the newborn baby to find out the identity of his biological parents.
'The main thing the baby survived and they were taken to intensive care and are being treated in hospital,’ said Arif.
'As soon as we follow up the findings of the investigation into this baby we will surely find the parents,' he added.
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