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Toddler's hand severed in escalator mishap

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What happened that fateful morning? Toddler Mohd Afkar Daniel Freedy's parents are not sure.

One moment, they were shopping at the KL Sentral development in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, on Monday (June 15). The next moment, their child had disappeared.

Malaysian police believe the 15-month-old boy had wandered towards the escalator.

Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said:

"(The boy) is believed to have taken the escalator from the second floor to the first floor when his hand got caught.

"His hand was severed at the wrist and the severed part fell into the gaps between the escalator."

Harian Metro quoted him saying that a member of the auxiliary police who was nearby rushed to the toddler's aid before he was taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

The severed hand was only recovered two hours later.

Sources: The Malaysian Insider, Star Online

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