Austrian authorities say cleaning staff at Vienna's airport found a newborn baby in a garbage can in a restroom.

Police spokesman Raimund Schwaigerlehner says the baby was found in the airport's transit area Thursday inside a white plastic bag, according to the Austria Press Agency. The newborn was immediately taken to a hospital but died.

Cleaning staff found the baby because they heard it crying inside the garbage can.

Authorities tracked down the mother, a 27-year-old Nigerian, and took her to a hospital.