An abandoned baby, left alone in a beer crate with his older brother in Vietnam.
Shocked residents spotted the baby wrapped in blankets and lying in a red plastic box in Hanoi. The baby’s six-year-old brother was found sitting on the ground next to him in tears.
The pair’s mother had dropped them off on a motorbike at 5am this morning and told them she was getting petrol across the road, but she never returned.
Police were alerted and authorities are now desperately trying to find the children’s parents.
Local commune worker Nhu Goc said: ‘This morning outside the church a two-month-old boy and his brother were abandoned on the street.
‘The baby has currently been taken to hospital but anyone who knows information about the parents of the child please contact the ward.
‘We hope donors can help the baby. Why anyone can leave them like this we don’t know. There is a risk the boys could have been kidnapped and sold while they were vulnerable.’
Nguyen Thi Hong Chau, deputy director of the Board of Directors from Thu Duc Youth Village, said: ‘Child protection heard crying right near the main gate of the village along Vo Van Ngan.
‘One boy who was six years old was in a state of panic, sat crying so hard, alongside the other boys, two months old, in a red plastic basket.
‘The boy recounts, when the sky was not bright, the mother transported by motorbike and put them on the roadside. She told them she was refuelling but did not return.
‘The Board of Directors from Thu Duc Youth Village (LTNTD) is working with the police, the People’s Committee Truong Tho Ward, Thu Duc District (HCMC) to clarify the case.’