Baby found in airplane bin in Philippines

Cleaners sweeping through a passenger jet that landed at the Philippines` main international airport found a newborn baby dumped in a bin in a toilet on Sunday.

Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 17:18 PM IST

Manila: Cleaners sweeping through a
passenger jet that landed at the Philippines` main
international airport found a newborn baby dumped in a bin in
a toilet on Sunday.

The clean-up crew quickly alerted airport doctors to
the surprise discovery aboard the Gulf Air flight, which had
just landed from Bahrain and was preparing for a turn-around
flight, an airport official said.

The baby boy was then rushed to a hospital, where he
was declared healthy and turned over to social welfare
officers, the official said.

Pictures taken by airport photographers showed the
baby swathed in a towel while doctors warmed him up under a
light bulb.

Airport officials said they named the mystery baby
"Jorge Francis" and efforts to locate his parents would be
left to social welfare officials.

Officials from Gulf Air office in Manila were not
immediately available.

PTI