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Boy's head stuck in wall gap

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A young boy got his head stuck in a small gap in the wall of his house in Semenyih near Kajang, Selangor.

Luckily, the Fire and Rescue Depart­ment officers were quick to respond to the child's cry for help and managed to get his head dislodged.

The seven-year-old was playing at the house porch at 8am on Thursday, reported The Star. He stuck his head in and out of the gaps of the wall for fun.

Unfortunately, he got his head stuck in one of the gaps and could not free himself.

Semenyih Fire and Rescue Department station chief Khairul Anuar Yaacob said the boy's father phoned for help.

"We sent our officers to the house in Bandar Tasik Kesuma. They covered the boy's head with a canvas tarp (protective covering) and then used rescue tools to smash the wall plaster to wriggle his head free from the gap," said Mr Khairul.

"We got him out in 15 minutes."

Mr Khairul added that the boy is autistic.

"He was restless while we were working to free him," he said.

"So we distracted him by letting him wear our goggles and talked to him about himself while we tried to free him."