This is one of those stories that sounds too far-fetched to be true…
A woman gathering herbs on a mountain in Tiandong County, Guangxi Province, heard a baby crying as she walked through a cemetery in the rain.
She immediately went back to town and informed the police because she was scared and didn’t know what had happened.
When she returned to the scene with the police, they found a newborn baby boy inside a cardboard box which had been partially buried.
Amazingly, the boy was still alive despite being abandoned for 10 days, and buried for most of that time.
It seems the baby hadn’t been totally covered with dirt, and there was enough air to keep him alive. However, surviving in the wilderness for 10 days without food or warmth seems like a miracle.
Turns out that the baby was born on April 20 with a cleft lip and some other congenital problems. After leaving the hospital on April 24, his grandmas started discussing how to abandon him.
They then found a friend surnamed Mo who had experience with “infant burying,” and paid him 1,800 yuan (about $290). However, Mo said he only buries dead people, so they decided to abandon the baby and wait til he died.
Two days later, Mo thought the baby was dead so he buried him at the cemetery on the mountain, according to plan.
Despite this cruel and heartless treatment, the baby’s health is now stable and he getting treatment in hospital, Epoch Times reported.
The parents and relatives involved with the abandonment are being investigated.