A newborn baby was found abandoned near garbage bins in Chon Buri province early on Saturday.
Anucha Boonkhai, 18, a garbage truck worker, told police that after he had loaded garbage from all the bins on Soi 4 of Ban Kao village in Tambon Ban Kao, Muang district, he spotted a pile of towels. He checked and found a baby boy, whose umbilical cord had not been cut and who was still smudged in blood, wrapped in one of the towels.
The baby was still breathing and was being bitten by mosquitoes and ants so he called an emergency unit of a hospital and then informed police.
Police will check footage from security cameras in the area to try to identify the mother who had dumped the baby at the spot.