Child falls into boiling soup


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  • Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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A TWO-year-old girl fell into a pot of boiling chicken soup while her mother was feeding her in Sungai Panjang, Sabak Bernam, on Saturday, reported Sinar Harian.

The toddler suffered burns on the face, back and arms but is recovering, according to her mother Radziah Md Zakaria, 34.

The daily reported that during the incident, which occurred around 5pm, Annur Iman Mohd Nizam was sitting on a feeding chair behind her neighbour’s house when she fell into the metal pot containing the boiling soup.

Her mother said she was feeding Annur, the youngest of her four children, as the girl playing with a tray on the table of the feeding chair.

“Suddenly she rolled backwards and screamed in pain when she fell into the pot,” she told Sinar Harian.

She pulled her child out and immediately rinsed her with water.

Together with neighbours, she rushed the child to a nearby private clinic.

“There are burn marks on her face, back and both arms,” she said, adding that she was grateful that her child was recovering.

> The life of a family in Sik turned into a nightmare when they were driven out of their own home by the youngest son, who had been making death threats for no apparent reason, reported Harian Metro.

Living in fear, six of the family members decided to flee the house following the threats by the 30-year-old man, who was released from the Alor Setar Prison recently.

The brother of the man, who only wished to be named Abdul, 58, said the family could no longer tolerate the man’s aggressive attitude and asked the authorities to take action before blood was spilt.

Abdul said he was forced to take his 80-year-old mother away to live in another house as he feared the man would carry through with his threats.

“We are always in fear of being attacked.

“He goes on rampages at unpredictable times, sometimes in the day, sometimes at night,” he said.

Another family member said he was clueless why the man had the urge to kill his family members and that the family has made three police reports since April.

> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.


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