Baby rescued from drains in Spain, mother arrested

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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:00 am

MADRID (AP) - A 26-year-old woman has been arrested in the eastern Spanish city of Alicante on suspicion of attempting to murder her newborn baby who had to be rescued from inside a building's drains, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.

The ministry said the two-day old boy, who still had his umbilical cord attached and was found wrapped in plastic bags, could have been trapped for 40 hours at a point where the building's drains converged into a 1 square meter (1.2 square yard) manhole in a courtyard.

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