Date
22 July 2018
A baby girl was rushed to the Tuen Mun Hospital on Monday after she was found unconscious in her sleep by her parents. Doctors pronounced the infant dead, and an investigation is underway to ascertain the cause of the death. Pic: Screen shot/i-Cable News
A baby girl was rushed to the Tuen Mun Hospital on Monday after she was found unconscious in her sleep by her parents. Doctors pronounced the infant dead, and an investigation is underway to ascertain the cause of the death. Pic: Screen shot/i-Cable News

Premature baby girl dies at Tuen Mun home

A baby girl who was born prematurely last month died at a village house in Tuen Mun on Monday, leaving her parents inconsolable.

According to Apple Daily, a Pakistani couple living in Nim Wan village found their half-month-old daughter unconscious in her sleep in the morning.

The baby appeared to be in a coma without signs of breathing, prompting the parents to raise an alarm.

The baby’s grandfather who was living downstairs in the same house called the police for help.

Paramedics arrived at the scene with police officers and the baby girl was rushed to the Tuen Mun Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

According to the infant’s parents, both of whom hold Hong Kong Identity Cards and also have a two-year-old son, they had fed the girl with some milk at around 5 am after which the baby went back to sleep.

It is not known what exactly caused the tragedy. A preliminary investigation by the police found nothing suspicious. 

A post-mortem examination will be conducted by a forensic doctor to determine the cause of the baby’s death.

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