Baby abandoned in Siberia recovers after surviving -20°C temperatures


A newborn baby girl was found left outside in an egg box in Siberia (Picture: Getty Images)

A baby girl abandoned in an egg box in temperatures as low as minus 20°C in Siberia is now recovering.

The newborn, thought to be three days old, was found by five teenagers on a remote road near the village of Sosnovka on Friday.

Dmitry Litvinov, whose son Renat was among the group, said: ‘It was already dark, they were shining their phones, looking at what was in the box.’

He said they found the baby with a rag-like blanket and bottle inside. Mr Litvinov and his wife were called to the scene and took the infant to a hospital.

They feared the girl, who is believed to have been about three days old, might have ended up dying from frostbite.

When they arrived, doctors warmed the baby by gently rubbing her arms and legs.

She turned pink and was found by doctors to be healthy, and was later transferred to a children’s hospital where she is now being looked after.

The couple wish to adopt the baby but must wait to find out if her relatives can be traced.

Police trying to find her mother have opened an attempted murder investigation.

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