An infant has been discovered alive in the wake of being covered for 8 days in a cemetery in the mountains of Guangxi region in southern China by his guardians who were frustrated after he was conceived with a cleft lip..
According to Mail Online, the baby boy was miraculously discovered after a middle-aged woman identified as Lu Fenglian heard his cry while she was collecting herbs for Chinese medicine around the mountains filled with unmarked graves. She was shocked to hear the crying sounds and believing the mountain to be haunted by some evil spirits, she ran to a Buddhist temple close by for help.
A priest at the temple followed her and after listening to the sound, was convinced that it was the sound of a crying child. He immediately called in the police who dug the area and rescued the baby.
The child was buried just five centimeters below the earth surface in a cardboard box. Police also found blankets and other items of clothing inside the box. The baby was rushed to the Tian Dong County People’s Hospital where he received emergency medical treatment.
One of the nurses attending to him said that when the baby arrived at the hospital he was in a very bad condition and he had to be kept in an incubator for several days. He vomited thick black substance that doctors reported was dirt that he had been swallowing while underground.
Many believe the baby was able to survive because rainwater provided him with sufficient moisture.
The parents of the baby have been traced following the discovery, and have been revealed to be a young couple from nearby Siping Village in Ping Ma town. They are yet to be arrested but the police have made several arrest including the baby’s grandmother and three other relatives.