Toddler loses hand in another escalator accident


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015

A TODDLER lost his right hand at the wrist after it got caught in an escalator at KL Sentral reported Harian Metro.

Police believe 15-month-old Mohd Afkar Daniel Freedy had been playing near the escalator alone when the incident happened.

Rescuers managed to recover the hand two hours after the incident on Monday morning.

Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the boy was believed to have got on the escalator on the second floor to get to the first floor when his wrist got stuck.

“His hand was severed and fell into the gaps between the escalator. A member of the auxiliary police who was nearby rushed Mohd Afkar Daniel to Kuala Lumpur Hospital after giving him first aid,” he said.

> After more than 70 investigation papers were opened in the Cameron Highlands ground invasion case last December, a 47-year-old farmer was the first to be charged in the Sessions Court, reported Utusan Malaysia .

Pang Lian Por pleaded not guilty to five charges – occupying, cutting, planting, building and clearing – of 17.5ha of government land in Kampung Raja, Sungai Ikan Mukim Telum, in the highlands.

He was alleged to have carried out the activities illegally on a plot of land in front of an incinerator in Cameron Highlands since two years ago.

Pang, who was not represented, was charged under the National Land Code. He was granted bail of RM30,000 by judge Shahrizat Ismail, who set July 23 for further mention.

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