In a tight spot over RM1 pocket money

An eight-year-old boy got stuck in a drain on Tuesday in Klang, in Selangor, Malaysia, while trying to retrieve RM1 (33 Singapore cents). The boy's ordeal, which lasted about 20 minutes, happened in Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Belah. The pupil's pocket m
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An eight-year-old boy got stuck in a drain on Tuesday in Klang, in Selangor, Malaysia, while trying to retrieve RM1 (33 Singapore cents). The boy's ordeal, which lasted about 20 minutes, happened in Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Belah. The pupil's pocket money had fallen into a drain, which was covered with iron gratings. He lifted one of the gratings and wriggled into the drain - but found himself trapped as the other gratings could not be moved. A team of seven firemen from the Sungai Pinang fire station managed to free the boy, who was in tears. He was unharmed.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2016, with the headline 'In a tight spot over RM1 pocket money'. Print Edition | Subscribe