Bangkok garbage man finds bodies of newborn baby boys in trash

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A garbage collector last night stumbled upon a shocking discovery: the dead bodies of two newborn twin boys at the rear of the garbage truck while working in Soi Phahonyothin 13 in the Phayathai district of Bangkok.

Bang Sue Police Station officers, along with medical professionals from the Police General Hospital, yesterday, July 3, at 10pm, investigated the discovery of the babies in the garbage truck. According to the police report, the infants were male and were delivered at approximately six to seven months’ gestation.

One of the bodies was found in the garbage storage at the rear of the truck, while the other was found in the garbage compactor. They were wrapped in many layers of plastic bags. Some Thai news agencies reported that the baby boys may be twins.

The garbage collector who first spotted the bodies, 49 year old Sarun Somsri, reported that he and his colleague were collecting garbage from a community and condominiums in Soi Phahonyothin 13.

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As the alley was narrow, they placed waste collected from each bin into a large basket before pulling it to the truck parked at the entrance of the alley.

While Sarun was transferring rubbish from the basket to the storage at the rear of the truck, one of the infant’s remains fell into the storage area. While he was checking the body, he spotted another corpse near the compactor.

Sarun asked his colleague to report the discovery to the Bang Sue Police Station, which was located across the road.

The superintendent of the police station, Phuwadon Aunpho, reported that the infants had died not long before they were abandoned. As CCTV cameras of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) were not available at the scene, officers would ask for cooperation from nearby residents to view their security camera footage to identify the infants’ mother.

The bodies of the two infants were transferred to the Police General Hospital for a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of their deaths.

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Petch Petpailin

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