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Toddler rescued from rubbish container in Spain

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A two-year-old girl has been found in a rubbish container in southern Spain after her parents allegedly abandoned her there, local officials say.

They say the toddler was rescued after residents of the town of Cabezo de Torres, near Murcia, heard sobbing sounds coming from a container.

The residents found the girl inside, saying she was "crying and sweating" with signs of panic on her face.

Her parents were detained after the incident late on Saturday.

The parents - who are reportedly of North African origin - are now awaiting trial on suspicion of neglect.

Police have not released the names of the suspects.

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