Warning: This video contains images which some viewers may find distressing Chinese baby flushed down the toilet but rescued by Fire Fighting Dept A newborn baby has been rescued from a four-inch wide drainpipe after apparently being flushed down the toilet. The incident took place in Chinaâ€™s Zhejiang province on Saturday, with firefighters called to the scene after residents of an apartment complex heard the babyâ€™s cries coming from inside the buildingâ€™s plumbing system.With the pipe just 10cm in diameter, rescuers were unable to remove the baby at the scene, so ended up sawing through the sewage system to remove a section and take it to hospital. The baby boy, thought to be just a few days old, is now said to be in a stable condition after doctors used pliers to carefully break apart the tube containing him. He has been named Baby No 59 after the number of hospital incubator he is recovering in, according to the Associated Press.Footage shown on Chinese state television captured the dramatic rescue, leading to a number of guests visiting the hospital to bring food, nappies, and clothing for the seemingly abandoned child. The incident drew condemnation across Weibo, Chinaâ€™s version of Twitter, with one user quoted as saying â€œThe parents who did this have hearts even filthier than that sewage pipeâ€, while another said: â€œCan these people be called human beings?â€ China has strict rules on family planning, with a one-child policy in place since 1982 in an effort to combat the countryâ€™s skyrocketing population. Although there are a number of exceptions in place, many families face large fines for breaking the family-planning rules. This has led to a huge number of babies being abandoned every year - with girls by far the majority of the victims - leading to numerous deaths occurring as a result.