The body of a baby washed up on the beach caused horror. The baby was found on a beach in the Costa Dorada resort of Roda de Bera, Tarragona. Police were alerted after the body was spotted by a municipal cleaning worker at around 11:30 a.m. local time this morning.
In addition to the head, other parts of the child's body are missing and are believed to have washed ashore from the water. The area has been cordoned off while Civil Guard officers investigate. According to local media, Roda de Bera Mayor Pere Virgili said the baby could have come from a migrant boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.
A spokesperson for the Civil Guard said: "The only thing we can confirm at the moment is that the body of a baby was found on Roda de Bera beach, in the province of Tarragona. The alarm was raised at 8:50 a.m. this morning. The matter is still under investigation."
The body was so decomposed that it was first mistaken for a doll and therefore not initially reported to the police. An autopsy is expected in the coming hours to determine the cause of death.
Source: The Independent