Naked newborn survives typhoon

Naked newborn survives typhoon
A motorcycle (C) falls on the street as residents ride their vehicles against strong wind and heavy rainfall under the influence of Typhoon Kalmaegi, in Haikou, Hainan province.

An abandoned newborn baby found naked on a filthy riverbank during Typhoon Kalmaegi's lashing rains and winds in Dongguan has survived, Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday.

The baby, found naked and bruised with sand in his mouth, was found by a woman at about 6 am on Tuesday and was sent to a hospital. The infant survived after emergency treatment and is now in a stable condition.

"The little buddy is very strong," a spokesman for the local police station said. "Because he was born the night before typhoon Kalmaegi hit, [we] named him Haiou ["seagull" in Chinese]."

The case is being investigated by police.

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