Beach holidaymakers on Boracay beach in the Philippines were horrified when they spotted a woman’s actions. They saw her burying a child’s dirty nappy in the sand – and caught the incident on camera. The mother of the infant was also seen washing the little one in the sea. Officials have had to close the section of Boracay beach to clean up after the incident was reported.
The area of Boracay beach – which is very popular with tourists – will be closed for up to 72-hours to be cleaned.
Swimming has also been banned after human faeces entered the water.
Boracay re-opened to the public in October 2018 after it was forced to close for six months due to the high levels of sewage and damage that was ruining it.
The long clean up is estimated to have cost approximately one billion pesos (£15 million).
A set of rules have been introduced on the island to prevent further damage taking place.
Many popular beach activities are no longer allowed, such as smoking or drinking alcohol as well as dining on the beach. Sandcastle building is also to be regulated.
Water excursions such as boats and skiing are suspended for now, as are any diving activities.
There will be no souvenir shops, casinos or fire dancing using kerosene on the beaches.