Abandoned baby dies

PHUKET: The baby girl found abandoned in grassland off Sakdidet Rd in Moo Baan Muang Thong Thani on February 3, died the same evening, a nurse at the Wachira Phuket Hospital has told the Gazette. The nurse said that the baby was too young to be left in the sun for a prolonged period – she is believed to have been abandoned about four hours before a couple passing on a motorcycle heard her cries and took her to the hospital. “Her eyes were just too weak for the sun,” said the nurse. “Her body’s immune system was not developed enough to deal with the ant bites and the bacteria from the dirt and trash around there.” The baby survived in the intensive care unit for just two hours before she died. The police, meanwhile, have had no success in finding out who the baby’s parents were, or who dumped her in the grass.

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