Toddler drowns in pail of water at home in Melaka

JASIN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A toddler drowned in a pail of water at his home in Melaka on Thursday (Dec 13).

The one-year-old, who had just celebrated his birthday in November, was found unconscious in the pail by his mother.

The accident happened at Sungai Rambai, Jasin, Melaka.

Jasin OCPD Deputy Superintendent Arshad Abu identified the victim as Muhammad Arash Zahrain Osman.

"He was immediately rushed to a health clinic in Sungai Rambai... Doctors failed to resuscitate him after almost 30 minutes of attempting to save him," he said.

DSP Arshad said the boy's parents were having lunch when he wandered into the bathroom.

He said the toddler's mother thought that the pail was empty.

"It was only after she heard the sound of running water in the bathroom that she discovered the toddler's head down in a pail filled with water."

DSP Arshad said no signs of external injuries were found on the victim.

The boy's body will be sent to the Muar hospital on Friday (Dec 14) for a post-mortem.