Woman in Malaysia gets hand stuck in toilet while trying to recover dentures

A 65-year-old woman got her hand stuck in the toilet trying to recover her dentures.
A 65-year-old woman got her hand stuck in the toilet trying to recover her dentures.PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - There simply is no mission too small for the Fire and Rescue Department.

Six firefighters from the central headquarters in Jalan Hang Tuah, Kuala Lumpur, rushed to the aid of a 65-year-old woman whose left hand got stuck inside a squat toilet while she was attempting to recover her dentures.

City Fire and Rescue Department chief operations officer Samsol Maarif Saibani said the team arrived at the third floor of Anjung Singgah along Jalan Hang Lekiu at about 8am on Saturday after a distress call was received 12 minutes earlier.

"She slipped while trying to retrieve her dentures that had fallen into the toilet bowl.

"The victim is diabetic. She risked developing gangrene if her blood was not able to flow freely," he said.

Samsol Maarif said while it was challenging to find the right tools for the rescue mission, they managed to finally release her hand from the toilet at about 11.30am. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.