Boy trapped in drain for 20 minutes in Malaysia while trying to retrieve his RM1 pocket money

A man trying to calm the eight-year-old boy who got stuck in a drain at his school in Klang.
A man trying to calm the eight-year-old boy who got stuck in a drain at his school in Klang.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An eight-year-old boy became stuck in a drain covered with iron gratings for about 20 minutes when he tried to retrieve his pocket money of RM1 (S$0.33).

The incident happened at SK Batu Belah at 1pm on Tuesday (Oct 11) when the Year Two pupil's pocket money fell into the drain.

He then lifted up one of the drain gratings, but the other gratings were fixed and couldn't be removed.

The boy decided to wriggle inside the covered drain and got trapped.

A team of seven firemen from the Sungai Pinang fire station managed to free the boy, who was in tears, within 15 minutes.

The boy was unhurt.