KOTA KINABALU: A toddler in Sandakan district was stuck inside a washine machine after he climbed in to play on Monday morning.
The three-year-old identified as Mohd Azam Razlan was said to be playing alone while his mother was doing some chores prior to the 10.30am incident the people's housing project in Mile 12, Sungai Manila.
It is believed that he started crying when one of his legs got stuck in the rinsing section, prompting the mother to rush to his aid.
Sabah Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Khatizah Rahaban said in a statement that they received a call at about 10.43am and rushed to the scene.
"Firemen had to dismantle part of the machine to get him out," she said.
She said the boy was taken for treatment soon after and only suffered some bruises on his leg.
Operations were completed at 11am.