Newborn baby found in Vienna airport garbage can dies

BERLIN (AP) " Austrian authorities say cleaning staff at Vienna's airport found a newborn baby in a garbage can in a restroom.

Police spokesman Raimund Schwaigerlehner says the baby was found in the airport's transit area Thursday inside a white plastic bag, according to the Austria Press Agency. The newborn was immediately taken to a hospital but died.

Cleaning staff found the baby because they heard it crying inside the garbage can.

Authorities tracked down the mother, a 27-year-old Nigerian, and took her to a hospital.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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