Firemen to the rescue after fall leaves tap head lodged in teen's abdomen


MELAKA: Seven firemen here rushed to attend a distress call to rescue a teenager after a copper tap head was left lodged in the right side of a 14-year-old's abdomen.

Melaka Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Soon We Kiang said Merlimau fire station senior operations officer Asst Supt Mohamad Faisal Fuad did not know how the household tap head could have punctured and remained lodged in the victim's stomach.

Soon said the freak incident occurred at about 8.45pm on Thursday (April 22).

He said the victim, who was at a religious school in Kampung Serkam Timur in Merlimau, had to endure pain for almost 20 minutes before rescuers managed to cut the tap from the pipe.

Soon said the rescue mission only took five minutes but the tap head was left lodged in the victim's stomach and he was rushed to the Melaka Hospital to have it removed surgically.

It is learnt that the victim, who is a student at the school, was playing with five of his friends when he had slipped and fallen from elevated ground onto a row of taps meant for ablution.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Nation

WTCKL's AstraZeneca vaccination centre ramps up to 8,100 doses per day starting Saturday (May 15)
ICU capacity at breaking point, MOH pleads for Malaysians follow SOP
Duo detained at Bayan Lepas mall, fined for inter-district travel
Covid-19 situation worrying, Pahang MB tells people to follow SOP
Joint action by Muslim countries, Palestinian supporters, can resolve Arab-Israeli conflict, says Dr M
Health Ministry to consider extending quarantine period to 21 days for those returning from India
PM expresses condolences to Wong Sai Wan’s family, says veteran newsman will be greatly missed
Man slashed to death in bushes by assailants near Teluk Intan, two friends also hurt
King, Queen convey condolences to archer Haziq's family
Kedah police rule out foul play over case of teen found dead after private party

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers