Five-year-old boy rescued from locked car in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The public came to the rescue of a five-year-old boy who was trapped inside his family car in the Tuaran district, about 40km from here.

Passers-by, alerted by the frantic reactions of family members, broke the car’s side glass before firemen reached the scene on Thursday (Feb 2).

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said they received a distress call about the incident at 11.49am.

"The public reported that a boy was locked inside the car which was parked behind a clinic in Tuaran town," he said when contacted.

A fire team was immediately rushed to the area but the boy, who was trapped for some 10 minutes, was already freed by the time firemen reached the location, he added.

"The boy is reported to be in stable condition and was later returned to his family," the spokesman said, adding the operation ended at noon.

Meanwhile, firemen were called in to clean up a mercury spill at a school in the Tawau east coast district on Thursday.

A spokesman said the SMK Kuhara management made an emergency call to the fire station at 8.39am.

"The spill happened after a thermometer broke at a lab in the school.

"The fire team swept the mercury into a bag for disposal later and the operation ended at 9.14am," the spokesman said, adding no one was hurt in the incident.

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