Baby girl dumped in sewer given second chance at life in heartbreaking video

This video shows a smiling baby girl recovering well and having a bath after being rescued from a sewer where she was abandoned as a fragile newborn.

In the clip, a nurse can be seen bathing the tiny baby as someone is heard cooing and ahhing, saying: "She's so cute!"

The tiny baby is seen splashing her arms in the water as the nurse tenderly washes her head with a sponge.

She was dumped in the city of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil by an unknown person who is now wanted on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Luckily, the tiny baby was rescued after a concerned man called police when he heard the infant's crying coming from inside a sewer in the neighbourhood of Limao.

Four Military Police officers, named Izidoro, Rafael, Vernini and Alessandro, went to the scene and found the baby wrapped in plastic bags covered in human waste before rescuing her and taking her to Vila Nova Cachoerinha hospital.

Horrifying pictures show the state of the damp and filthy sewer she was found in.

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Military Police wrote on social media that the officers were sure everything was fine with the baby and were “happy for having saved her”.

The State Secretary of Health said the baby was in a stable condition and the video of the baby being bathed was shared on social media.

In an update, police said the case has been reported as an attempted homicide and detectives are working to identify the girls’ parents.

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No arrests have been made so far and the investigation is ongoing.

This comes after astonishing footage showed a baby being born inside his amniotic sac in what was described as a "one-in-80,000" miracle.

And a baby born in a car has had a motorway junction listed as his official birthplace when he decided to make a surprise entrance just 10 minutes away from Ingleside Maternity Unit in Salford.

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