A newborn baby survived after being buried alive when her parents believed she was stillborn.
The baby was born to Lu Xiaoyun and her husband He Yong on their farm in Dongdong, northeast China’s Liaoning Province.
Ms Lu believed she was four months pregnant and that she was suffering a miscarriage, when she went into labour.
Ms Lu experienced sudden sharp stomach pains and gave birth to what she thought was a stillborn girl.
She was taken to hospital, but Mr Ye told ambulance staff there was no point to check on the baby as it was dead.
Meanwhile Ms Lu’s mother buried the baby under a tree in the yard.
A doctor at the hospital questioned Mr Ye about the baby, and prompted that the body should be checked properly first as there might be a chance the girl was alive.