ALOR STAR: A 9-year-old boy was run over by a padi ploughing machine after he fell off the seat in a freak accident at Kampung Kubang Palas, Kuala Nerang, on Saturday.
Muhammad Fariz Najmi Norizan died at the scene from severe head and body injuries in the 10am incident.
Fariz had accompanied his uncle, Habibullah Halim, in his 30s, to the family's padi field, which was a kilometre away from his house.
Habibullah had driven the plough into the padi field, unaware that Fariz, who was seated beside him had fallen off. It was only when he turned around that he saw the vacant seat.
Habibullah looked around for his nephew and saw him lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
The victim's father Norizan Halim and mother Razamah Abdullah, both in their 40s, declined to be interviewed.