Newborn baby found abandoned on side of road in Halaleva

A baby thought to be just a few hours old when it was found this morning abandoned in a bush area near By-Pass Road in Halaleva, Nuku’alofa is in a stable condition in hospital.

The newborn girl, who was found alive and was wrapped in a plastic bag,  was discovered by two nuns near the Church of Tonga chapel shortly before 8.00am.

Tongan authorities said the baby is being kept in an incubator in Vaiola hospital.

Police are investigating and looking for the child’s mother.

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