Newborn baby is rescued after being found buried alive with just his foot growing out of the ground in India
- WARNING: DESTROY CONTENT
- The newborn was discovered in the village of Sonoura, in Uttar Pradesh, India
- Video footage shows rescuers desperately trying to lift him off the ground
- The boy miraculously survived and was taken to hospital with a blocked airway
- Local woman has since come forward to adopt the baby after he leaves
This is the miraculous moment when a buried newborn baby living in India is saved by villagers who have spotted his foot poking the ground.
The boy’s rescuers heard muffled cries when they started digging the ground to build a house in the village of Sonoura in Siddharthnagar, in northern India, in Uttar Pradesh.
They rushed to the source of the moans and noticed a single dusty leg above the ground as they started a frantic race against time to dig the baby out of the ground.
Video footage shows a villager desperately trying to locate the baby’s arms before he pulls the child up and out of the ground, his little body suffocated by the dust.
The baby remains motionless for a few moments on the floor while one of his rescuers checks to see if the boy is breathing.
At this point, the baby miraculously begins to move the arms and legs.
Child’s tiny leg is seen coming out of the ground as an adult desperately tries to dig around his body
He manages to lift the baby from the ground by his arms as a cloud of dust swirls
Infant’s small body is freed of dust while rescuers try to see if he is alive
After a few tense moments, the little boy begins to move his arms and legs, before the rescuers rush him to the hospital
Villagers quickly transported the boy to a nearby hospital where doctors carried out tests that revealed that he had swallowed mud that blocked his airways.
The medical staff treating the baby say he is in stable condition but remains in the hospital under surveillance.
It is not known why the baby was buried or how long he was thrown there.
A woman from the local village has since come forward to adopt the child.
A police file has been filed against an unidentified person in the neighborhood and an investigation is under way.