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Mum: My toddler got burned saving his baby brother
Toddler gets third-degree burns saving baby brother from burning mattress. Mum says...
While she was taking a shower, she heard one of her sons screaming.
When the mother, who wanted to be known only as Madam Saadiah, rushed out, she saw her son Raqib, who is nearly three years old, sitting on a burning mattress.
The fire happened at Block 51 in Circuit Road on Tuesday morning, leaving Raqib with third-degree burns on 17 per cent of his body. He is still warded in the Intensive Care Unit at KK Women's and Children's Hospital and underwent a five-hour skin graft operation on Thursday.
Madam Saadiah believes Raqib got burned when he saved his four-month-old baby brother by rolling him away from the burning mattress.
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