'Terribly sad and tragic': Newborn baby found dead at Amazon warehouse
A baby has died after it was found in the bathroom of an Amazon warehouse in the US.
Police and paramedics were called to the distribution centre in Phoenix, Arizona at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.
The newborn infant had been found in a bin in a women's bathroom.
It was "beyond resuscitation" when first responders arrived on the scene, Phoenix police have said.
The warehouse continued to operate while the emergency personnel were there, the police added.
Images taken late last night show that the building was cordoned off and that the authorities were still at the scene of the tragedy.
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An investigation has been launched. Amazon said in a statement that it is co-operating fully with the police.
"This is a terribly sad and tragic incident," a spokesperson told Fox News.
"We are working with local authorities to support their investigation.
"The safety and wellness of our team is our top priority."