Police in Masaka have retrieved a 2-day-old infant from a 26 pit latrine.
The infant was found by residents in the pit latrine belonging to a woman only identified Melida in Soweto village.
Richard Ssenyonga, the LC I chairman of Soweto village says that Melida's neighbours heard a baby crying at about 4am.
He says that when the residents went to see what was happening they traced the sound of the crying baby to Melida's pit latrine.
Ssenyonga says that the residents immediately mounted a search for the baby's mother in vain.
He says that they informed police which immediately started a rescue operation to retrieve the baby from the pit latrine, which was successful.
Julius Tumusiime, the Masaka Community Liaison Officer says it was a blessing to find the baby alive.
Tumusiime says that the baby has been taken to Masaka Referral Hospital for treatment.
He says that police has started hunting for the baby's mother to face charges of attempted murder.