A 27-year-old Nigerian mother has been arrested after allegedly dumping her newborn baby inside a bin in an airport toilet because she did not want to miss her connecting flight.
The baby died Thursday, Nov 10.
A cleaner discovered the child inside a plastic bag in the early hours of Thursday morning and immediately called the emergency services, police spokesman Raimund Schwaigerlehner said.
The baby was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards due to a prolonged lack of oxygen.
The woman, who had been in transit in Vienna, was also taken to hospital where she remains under medical observation, police said.