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Boy Dies After Falling Into Drum Used To Store Water In House
Mersing district police chief, DSP Zulkepli Hashim said the incident happened at about 4pm when 19-month-old Mohd Adam Kamaludin was in the house with his elder sister and brother while their parents were at work.
"According to the police report lodged by their father, Mohd Adam was in the kitchen while his sister, 12, and brother, 8, were studying in the living room when the accident happened," he said when contacted, here, today.
Zulkepli said his brother later found Mohd Adam lying face down in the drum which contained 3.5 litres of water.
He said Mohd Adam's siblings then asked their neighbours to help bring him to Mersing Hospital where the medical officer confirmed that he had died from drowning.
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