Eight-year-old girl killed in airbag mishap

AN eight-year-old was killed after an airbag activated while her brother drove a car in Sungai Petani, Harian Metro reported.

Nur Khyra Amira Azman was hit on the face when the airbag was released when the driver of the car applied an emergency brake on Wednesday.

Her 17-year-old brother identified only as Along, who was driving the car said the incident happened when he had to brake hard after hitting a hump on the road.

He said during the incident Nur Khyra was seated on the front passenger seat while leaning her face on the dashboard.

Another unnamed 12-year-old brother was seated at the back.

“After the incident, I did not see my sister and stopped the car to search for her as I thought she had been thrown out. After I could not find her outside, I looked for her in the car and found her underneath the driver’s seat,” he said.

Nur Khyra was rushed to Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

> The tabloid also reported that a manager who was reported missing by his family members after walking out of his condominium at Cita Damansara eight days ago has been found.

Shazlan Ariffin, 39, was found seeking treatment at a private hospital in Damansara.

A nurse had called his family members to inform them that Shazlan had come to the hospital seeking treatment for extreme headache at 6.30am on Wednesday.

> A newborn baby boy was dumped on the stairs of a shophouse in Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, according to a report in Berita Harian.

The baby weighed at 2.9kg and was left naked and still stained with blood when he was found at 1.40am on Wednesday.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainol Samah said the baby was found by restaurant workers who went to check when they heard him crying.

Police rushed to the scene to find that the baby was already bathed and wrapped in clothes by the workers.

“The baby was brought to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) for examination,” he said, adding that doctors believed that he was born two days ago.

Police were investigating the matter.

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