1. Baby eaten alive by rats while mother is out out partying.
Mum charged with neglect after baby eaten by rats. https://t.co/1J71escUFA
— The Courier-Mail (@couriermail) December 20, 2016
Giant rats have eaten a baby alive while the mother was out partying in Johannesburg.
The 26-year-old woman returned home from a night out to find the baby girl’s remains in her bed, The Sun reports. The baby had been left home alone.
The mother has now been arrested for child neglect.
A neighbour says that she heard the baby screaming and rushed into the home.
“The baby could only have died a painful death,” the neighbour said. “The infant’s tongue, eyes and fingers had all been eaten.”
“Besides the missing body parts, the remains of her body had bites and wounds all over that were inflicted by the sharp teeth of the rats.”
The child’s twin brother, who was allegedly with the mother on her night out, is now in the custody of his father.
2. Twins hospitalised after being found unconscious in a swimming pool.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) December 20, 2016