Members of Durban's Emergency Services have rescued a newborn baby girl from a stormwater pipe in Inanda township on Monday morning.
Emergency services teams worked for nearly three hours to save the infant who was trapped some seven metres down the drain.
According to a series of Tweets from Durban journalist, Bernadette Wicks, authorities cleared the area around the pipe to avoid a collapse, they then managed to expose it and cut it open.
She said residents from the area who were at the scene had pulled out the doors from their kitchen cupboards so that the emergency team could use team them as reinforcements to rescue the baby.
Police are now investigating.