Instead of fighting fires, injured fireman now fighting for his life

SUBANG JAYA: Fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim is now fighting for his life, after he was critically injured while responding to an emergency at the Sri Maha Mariamman.

His colleagues said a short prayer for his well-being at the lobby of the Ramsay Sime Darby Medical Centre here, hoping for his recovery.

He was brought in early Tuesday (Nov 27) and admitted to the intensive care unit.

It is learned that Muhammad Adib, 24, suffered a broken rib and internal injuries, after rioters forcefully pulled him out of the emergency medical response vehicle he was in.

His family, as well as his fiancée were also at the hospital to get updates on his condition.

He is due to be married next month.

Housing and local government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said Muhammad Adib's condition had not changed since he was brought in at around 1am on Tuesday.

"He is now in critical condition and on life support," she said, adding that there were injuries to his chest, which are causing him breathing difficulties.

“And it also looks like he was whacked and stomped, which caused his ribs to fracture and puncture his lungs.

She also said five specialists are looking after him around the clock, while he is in intensive care.

Zuraida, who expressed her disappointment over the incident, said it should serve as a lesson for Malaysians to not take the law into their own hands.

"The police have enough evidence to investigate the incident, and I hope they will look into it meticulously," she said.

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