Baby strangled by pacifier strap

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  • Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017

ALOR SETAR: A 16-month-old boy died when he was strangled by a pacifier's nylon strap after he tried to jump down from a baby cradle in his home at Taman Sera, Padang Sera, Kodiang Monday.

The toddler, Lai Xiang Zheng, had turned blue and was unconscious when his Thai mother Narumon Pasupah, 33, looked in on him at 1.15pm.

Kubang Pasu police chief Supt Abdul Hadi Hassan, when contacted, said the toddler, the youngest of four siblings was found strangled by the strap with his little body and legs dangling from the cradle.

"The victim's mother had gone out to fetch her eldest child from a nearby school and was shocked to find the baby lifeless when she returned.

"The baby was rushed to Kodiang Health Clinic but was confirmed to have died about 20 minutes earlier," said Abdul Hadi.

It was earlier reported that the toddler died from asphyxiation after he got tangled his baby hammock's harness. - Bernama
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