Story By: Ginger Mahotchina, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@InvestigativeCommitteeOfTheRussianFederation
A taxi driver has found an abandoned four-month-old baby girl on a city bench in the middle of Moscow.
CCTV footage shows the moment the taxi driver finds the baby girl alone on Shchepkin Street in the western Russian capital Moscow.
The cabbie immediately called the emergency services and an ambulance arrived and took the baby to hospital for checks.
Doctors confirmed the baby, believed to be around four and a half months old, was clean and healthy.
Paediatrician Ekaterina Mezhuyeva told local media: “The baby is in an isolation unit with a nurse. Her appetite is good and she is sleeping well. The girl also seems to be in a good emotional state.
“The baby is under the supervision of medical staff and her life is not in danger.”
According to several reports, the baby was wrapped in a jacket and was abandoned on the city bench by an unknown man who ran away afterwards.
The Moscow authorities have posted a photo of the baby on its missing children website.
They are also trying to track down the parents of the baby girl as the investigation continues.
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