Published: Tuesday January 22, 2013 MYT 8:48:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 22, 2013 MYT 9:35:04 PM
Toddler crushed to death by falling TV
ALOR SETAR: A 29-inch television set that fell off the shelf and crushed a toddler to death at his home in Kampung Masjid Lama, Telok Chengai, near here, Monday.
In the 10pm incident, Muhammad Luqhman Hakim Lazzuan was said to be playing near the television stand.
His father, Lazzuan Ishak, 37, said he was bathing when it happened while his wife, Waida Kasim, 27, was performing her prayers.
"My mother was watching my son while I bathed, but she didn't know how it happened.
“I rushed out of the bathroom after I heard a loud crashing sound and found the television and metal rack had fallen onto my son," he told reporters here Tuesday.
He said he and his brother then took the child to a private hospital for treatment but the toddler was pronounced dead upon arrival at the emergency room due to head and chest injuries.
Police classified the case as sudden death.
Kota Setar police chief ACP Adzaman Mohd Jan said post-mortem results indicated critical injuries to the head. - Bernama