This is the shocking moment a female tourist cleans a half-naked toddler in the sea as her friend appears to bury a soiled nappy in the sand leading to the closure of the beach on health and safety grounds.
The incident was filmed on the pretty island of Boracay in central Philippines, known for its resorts and golden beaches, and shared on Facebook where the video has been seen 800,000 times.
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In the video, the two women are seen on the busy beach with a young child.
One of them is washing the child’s behind in the sea while her friend appears to burying a nappy in the sand.
According to a tweet posted by netizen ‘Ianni’, the tourists are believed to come from China.
The post read: “The island has rubbish bins placed along the beachfront and they really chose to bury it in the sand?”
“They just acted like they were deaf and headed back to the water to continue washing the child.”
Several residents and beachgoers reportedly reprimanded the female tourists, but they were ignored.
The incident prompted the local authorities to close down part of the beach and prohibit swimming in the sea for 48 to 72 hours for a cleanup, according to local media.
As well as trying to find the buried nappy, the authorities are also still looking for the female tourists responsible.
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