SCDF rushes to rescue child trapped inside locked Land Rover in Tiong Bahru, Singapore News
With the hot weather we’ve been facing lately, being outside for too long can be unbearably uncomfortable, what’s more being stuck in a car in the scorching sun.
This young child and his parents found themselves in quite a terrifying situation when the child was found trapped inside a stationary Land Rover parked along Lim Liak Street in Tiong Bahru.
And given the sweltering heat, this child is at real risk of getting heatstroke, a life-threatening condition.
A two-minute video was posted on TikTok page Quangphu194 last Sunday (June 5) showing three fully equipped Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) personnel trying to save this child with curious bystanders flocking around the vehicle .
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The clip, which included captions in Vietnamese, said a little boy was trapped in the white Land Rover.
From their arsenal of tools, the SCDF trio picked out what looked like a hammer and one of them proceeded to smash three corners of the rear door glass.
The glass was safely removed and the boy was saved.
It’s unclear if the car’s engine was still running or if the air conditioning was on when the child was trapped inside.
In a separate video, the child could be seen reunited with a woman, presumably his mother.
From his screams, you could tell what a traumatic experience it must have been for him. The exact date and time of the incident could not be confirmed.
AsiaOne contacted Quangphu194, SCDF and the police for more information.
However, netizens were brutal with their comments given that there have been many incidents, especially in the United States, of children dying of heatstroke after their parents forgot and left them. unsupervised inside.
Some TikTok users have suggested that these parents deserve punishment for their “negligent act”.
A TikTok user wondered if calling a locksmith might have been the best option.
To which another netizen replied, “Locksmiths will need time to duplicate a key in which SCDF uses tools to open first, because SCDF’s goal is to back up first.”
Leaving a young child in the car is extremely dangerous, even if only for a few minutes.
Singapore’s hot and humid weather can potentially cause heatstroke in children when left unattended in a stationary vehicle. And in this case, this family was lucky.
However, a kindergarten bus driver in China was arrested for leaving a boy trapped inside a school bus in 2019. The boy had died of heat stroke.
In January 2021, a man in Singapore was sentenced to 10 months in prison after locking a three-year-old girl in an unventilated van for more than an hour. The incident left the child suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Last month, a 10-month-old girl died after being left in a vehicle for several hours by her mother in Texas, NBC News reported. It was the third heat stroke death related to a pediatric vehicle in the United States this year.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a list of safety reminders that include avoiding distractions such as using your phone while driving.
Parents are also advised to always check the back seat and ensure that all children are out of the car before locking the vehicle.
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