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An infant’s body has been found on the side of a Queensland road after it reportedly fell off a truck taking corpses to a morgue.

A dead baby has been found on the side of a Queensland highway after a private funeral company failed to put the infant inside the car.

A spokesman for Queensland’s Department of Health said the family who were already grieving the baby were “distressed” after hearing about the horrific incident.

The spokesman confirmed the vehicle that was supposed to be transporting the baby was owned by a private funeral company, not the government however the incident was now being investigated by the department.

The road workers, who were also traumatised over the discovery, found the baby early Thursday morning.

It’s understood the vehicle was transporting bodies from Rockhampton down to the morgue in Brisbane — a seven hour drive — when the baby fell off in the Sunshine Coast, around halfway through the trip.

It’s believed the driver of the car noticed the baby was gone after making the seven hour trip.

The Sunshine Coast Daily is reporting the baby was accidentally left on the vehicle’s roof after a driver changeover.

A spokeswoman for Queensland Police said the organisation was aware of the matter and confirmed the baby’s death was not suspicious.

The investigation will now be led by Queensland Health however police are making inquiries.

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  • I’ve only just read this article. How awful for everyone involved :(

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  • Why wasn’t the baby in a coffin and, for the love of God, why on the roof? Traumatic set of circumstances all round

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  • Yes, the deceased baby was on the roof, whether or not it was in a properly done up casket or not I don’t know.

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  • This sounds very strange but certainly very distressing also.

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  • This doesn’t even make sense. How could that even happen? Imagine finding the body, far out, I would be so traumatised.

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  • how can it fall off the car? was it on the roof? why was it not transported in a coffin? seems a bit suspect.

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  • This makes me feel sick the poor family and poor person who found the body.

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  • Obviously a massive mistake but doesn’t make sense how the poor darling ended up in the roof… why would a driver changerover cause anything to be left outside of the transport vehicle… so so so awful… I feel for the people who made the discovery.

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  • Oh my goodness that’s just horrible! How are people so careless.

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  • Lord have mercy, that’s just awful !
    How in the world was this baby’s body on the roof of the car ?! Accidentally left on the vehicle’s roof after a driver changeover ??
    Of course the family who were already grieving the baby were “distressed” after hearing about the horrific incident. “Distressed” is probably a too mild word.

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  • i cant believe this even happened and thorough checking wasnt done prior! as a parent, my heart goes out to their family, what a stressful ordeal

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  • Oh my heart goes out to these poor parents.
    Why was this child put on the roof in the first place, seriously where is the respect.
    I really have no words left just tears, so horrid.
    May you rest in peace sweet heart.

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  • OMG!! How the heck does that even happen, why was this little soul placed on the roof?? Disgusting! I am not sure there is a reason good enough to explain this one

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  • Oh goodness. That sounds awful.

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  • So disrespectful

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