[BREAKING] Newborn baby found on local rubbish dump

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A passer-by found a newborn baby on a rubbish dump near the Makhulugama informal settlement in West Village earlier today, 14 July.

The passer-by contacted the police and paramedics who arrived on scene moments later. Unfortunately, paramedics were unable to save the baby and certified it dead shortly after arriving.

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Police have opened an investigation to trace the mother, whose identity is not known.

Krugersdorp Police members appeal to the community to provide information that might assist in tracing and apprehending the mother. Information can be forwarded to Krugersdorp Police on 011 951 1151 or the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.

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Bianca Pindral
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