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Spanish town rescues abandoned tot from garbage

An official says a 2-year-old girl has been rescued from a dumpster after her parents abandoned her.
/ Source: news services

Residents in a Spanish town rescued a 2-year-old girl from a garbage container after her parents abandoned her there, authorities say.

Residents of the southeastern town of Cabezo de Torres were alarmed by sobbing sounds coming from the garbage container late Saturday and after removing several plastic bags of refuse found the girl "crying, sweating and with panic showing in her face."

No details were available Sunday on the child's condition.

The toddler's parents have been identified and arrested, and are awaiting trial on suspicion of having abandoned a minor, a police official said Sunday.

Police have not released names of the suspects.