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PHUKET CITY: A stray dog dug up the body of a baby boy next to the tsunami warning tower at Saphan Hin on January 11.

Pol Lt Col Yongyuth Klongmalai, Inspector at Phuket City Police Station, told the Gazette that he received a phone call from a jogger at Saphan Hin saying that a beach cleaner had stopped her to say that she had discovered the body of a baby boy wrapped in a purple football T-shirt.

After the police arrived they ascertained that a stray dog had unearthed the body.

“I took the body for autopsy at Vachira Hospital Phuket and we found that it weighed just one-and-a-half kilos. It was very small,” Lt Col Yongyuth said.

“I’m not sure why the baby was buried here. It could have been the result of an abortion [illegal under normal circumstances in Thailand], or it could have been stillborn, but we will investigate. The purple T-shirt was from an OrBorTor football team in Trang Province, so we shall be asking them about it,” he added.

“I don’t think the baby had been buried more than 48 hours,” he concluded.

The baby was reburied, properly, by the Kasonlathan Rescue Foundation in its Kamala graveyard.

 

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