Newborn baby boy is found alive in a food delivery box after being abandoned in Bangkok red-light district
- A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in the red-light district of Bangkok
- A motorcycle taxi rider discovered the child lying in a food delivery box
- After calling for help he used the box’s lid to fan the baby to keep him cool
- Police in Thailand are now investigating to try and identify the baby’s mother
An abandoned baby was found inside a food delivery box in the red-light district in Thailand.
The child was spotted by a motorcycle taxi rider who was travelling in the Thai capital of Bangkok on September 23.
He said the box – normally used for containing food in storage – looked out of place, so he looked inside and found the baby boy, wrapped in a white cloth.
An abandoned baby was found inside a food delivery box in the red-light district in in the Thai capital of Bangkok on September 23
The motorcycle rider who found the baby, Top Chairat, said: ‘I don’t normally see a box where we all park motorcycles. I could not believe what I was looking at when I lifted the box open.
‘Whoever left the baby here is very cruel. The baby could have died. The lid was on the box when I found him so nobody else could see what was in there. He could have been put in a trash lorry or left in the night.’
The shocked rider called for help before using the box lid to fan the infant who was sweltering in the 35C heat.
Locals contacted the emergency services before paramedics arrived and gave the boy oxygen until his condition improved.
The child was spotted by motorcycle taxi rider Top Chairat who called for help before using the box lid to fan the infant who was sweltering in the 35C heat
The baby appeared to be uninjured but was later rushed to a police hospital for a health check-up.
He is believed to have been born within the last 24 hours before being dumped.
Authorities are now investigating to identify the child’s mother, who they believe is responsible for leaving the baby on Sukhumvit Soi 6 among the city’s notorious bars and strip clubs.