Penang firemen save two toddlers trapped in cars


KEPALA BATAS: Quick action by firemen has saved two toddlers trapped in their parents' cars in separate incidents.

In the first incident at Jalan Paya Keladi Hujung in Kepala Batas, the Penang Fire and Rescue Department received a distress call at 11.23am on Tuesday (March 2).



"We were told that a one-year-old boy was trapped in a car belonging to his mother and the engine was left running," the department said in a statement.

It added that a team from Bertam fire station was sent to the scene and took less than 10 minutes to free the boy, who was unhurt.

In the second incident, a two-year-old girl was trapped in her father's car in front of a kindergarten at Lintang Mayang Pasir in Bayan Lepas.



Bayan Baru Fire and Rescue Department operation officer Mustakin Mohd Salleh said the engine of the car was still running.

"According to the father, his daughter might have played with the car's locking mechanism," he said.

Mustakin said they received a call at about 12.45pm and a team of firemen from the Bayan Baru station arrived at the scene a short while later.

He said firemen freed the victim in less than five minutes by lowering the car's power window using rescue equipment.

The girl was also unhurt.

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