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A Year Two student in Malacca, Malaysia was hit by a car and dragged under the vehicle for 15 metres, leaving him in critical condition.
The incident happened within the compounds of the school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Air Baruk on Thursday (Jan 4) at around 6.50am.
After the accident, the eight-year-old victim, Mohammad Faris Zakwan Zainuddin, was rushed to Melaka Hospital, where he was warded in the intensive care unit (ICU).
The car had been driven by the school’s 62-year-old general worker.
During the time of the incident, he was manoeuvring towards the parking lot.
According to the New Straits Times, the man reportedly did not realise that he had hit the boy.
Jasin district police chief deputy superintendent Arshad Abu said:
“The man was driving into the school compound where he hit the boy unknowingly and dragged him for 15 metres.
“He only realised that he had hit the boy after he parked his car.
“A school teacher who was nearby heard the sound of the boy groaning in pain from under the car and immediately ran to free him.”
The case is currently under investigation.