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Foetus Found At Kinoya Plant

Kinoya Sewerage Treatment Plant op­erator Nacanieli Bale broke down in tears yester­day morning when he found the foetus of a male child. Mr Bale started work in the morning and
17 Sep 2018 12:43
Foetus Found At Kinoya Plant
The Kinoya Sewerage Treatment plant.

Kinoya Sewerage Treatment Plant op­erator Nacanieli Bale broke down in tears yester­day morning when he found the foetus of a male child.

Mr Bale started work in the morning and had gone on his usual 30-minute interval routine check around the plant when he spotted the foetus washed up against the step screen among waste materials.

“When I saw the foetus I thought about the first time I saw my baby boy at the hos­pital,” the emotional father of four said.

“I came to clear the rubbish at 8am and I saw the body of a fully formed baby boy stuck on the screen.

“I brought out the body and just broke down in tears be­cause I am a father.”

Treatment plant operator Nacanieli Bale was in tears when he saw the foetus yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Treatment plant operator Nacanieli Bale was in tears when he saw the foetus yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Mr Bale, who has been working at the treatment plant since 2013, said it was the second time he had found a foetus during his working career.

He said they had decided to bury the foetus on the prem­ises, but he called the Police instead, who said they were going to report it to the Colo­nial War Memorial Hospital.

“The baby was still fully formed so it could have been from any nearby ar­eas because if it was far away it would have gone through a lot of pumps be­fore it reached the treatment plant.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that the matter was reported to the Valelevu Police Station and the Divisional Crime Officer Southern and crime officers were at the scene.

Investigations are continu­ing. Edited by Percy Kean

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