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ABS-CBNNews.com, citing Emirates 24/7, reports that "authorities arrested a Filipina household service worker who allegedly abandoned her newborn baby in the garbage chute of a residential building in Sharja, United Arab Emirates." The woman reportedly gave birth at around 4 a.m. on Tuesday (April 24) and "dropped the baby in the garbage chute on the 9th floor of the residential building after wrapping the newborn in a piece of cloth."
According to the report a building watchman found the baby alive that same morning. It was revealed that the Filipina "has been illegally working for a family of three after fleeing her original sponsor." She also confessed that she had been "having an illicit affair with a man who was no longer in the country."
The report noted that "the baby was immediately brought to a hospital and treated for minor bruises on the body."
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