Two brothers who ate poisoned crackers still unconscious


GEORGE TOWN: Two brothers who were hospitalised after eating crackers believed laced with rat poison in Kampung Padang Ubi, Labu Besar, Kulim in Kedah on Sunday (July 7) are still unconscious and in critical condition.

The two brothers, Muhammad Akil Syauqi Nur Sufian, 3, and Muhammad Luth Syauqi, 2, are being treated at the Penang Hospital's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Their mother, Nurain Hasnorizal, 25, said her eldest son, Muhammad Akil Syauqi, was in a more critical condition compared to his younger brother. Both of them are still in a coma.

"Doctors are doing their best (to save them); they are giving several types of medicine including antibiotics, but until today, both are still not conscious," she told reporters when met at the hospital here on Tuesday (July 9).

On Monday (July 8), Kulim district police chief Supt Mohd Azizul Mohd Khairi said the mother of the two brothers became aware of the incident at 11am after her children vomited and were foaming at the mouth.

The two victims are believed to have taken a packet of crackers containing rat poison, which was hung on the fence of a nearby garden, believed to be used to trap monkeys.

Commenting further, Nurain said she hoped her children would recover soon.

She has not yet considered what action to take against her neighbor, the garden owner.

"I am not thinking of what to do. Right now, I'm only thinking about the children. Maybe after the children are healthy, I will make a decision. I will discuss this with the family after this (regarding further actions). I leave it to the family," she said. – Bernama

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