Firemen rescue toddler stuck in washing machine

Poliana Ronnie Sidom

SANDAKAN: A three-year-old toddler had to endure immense pain after getting himself stuck in a washing machine for almost an hour at his home in Sungai Manila here this morning.

In the 10am incident, Mohd Azam Razlan was believed to have been playing nearby the appliance when he accidentally slipped and fell into the machine.

His family members attempted and failed to extricate the boy before deciding to call the Fire and Rescue Department for help.

Special tools were used to free the child. Pics courtesy of Sandakan Fire and Rescue Department

Sandakan Fire and Rescue Department chief Anddre Andrew said they received an emergency call at 10.43am and immediately deployed a team to the scene.

He said firemen used special tools and managed to remove the boy from the washing machine within five minutes.

“The boy suffered only bruises to his legs. The (rescue) operation ended at about 11am,” he told the New Straits Times Press when contacted today (Aug 27). © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd