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Baling: Five-year-old Mohd Hafiz Haikal Shaharudin was discharged from hospital yesterday after an amputation, having lost his right palm which got caught in a sugarcane crusher a week ago.
His mother, Siti Aishah Mohamad Sidek, 33, said Mohd Hafiz Haikal, the youngest of her four children, had wanted to drink sugarcane juice on July 31 and she stopped the car at a stall along Jalan Kampung Sungai Limau near here.
Mohd Hafiz Haikal was with his elder sister, Nurul Intan Safira, in the car, but alighted and went up to his mother.
Siti Aishah said she suddenly realised that his right hand was caught in the crusher and it took more than 30 minutes to have his hand removed from the machine with the help of passers-by.
The boy was rushed to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital in Sungai Petani and had the crushed right palm amputated.
At their home in Kampung Banggol, Asam Jawa, here, the boy's father, Shaharudin Ismail, 33, a kampung worker, said he had lodged a police report on the incident.
Shaharudin also appealed to the Welfare Department for help to obtain an artificial hand for his son.
Mohd Hafiz Haikal has to go for follow-up treatment at the hospital every week. -- Bernama