Besut boy loses five fingers to firecrackers


A man lights an oil lamp with a sparkler in Taman Siakap, George Town June 12, 2018. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin
A man lights an oil lamp with a sparkler in Taman Siakap, George Town June 12, 2018. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

BESUT, May 21 — A 13-year-old boy lost all five fingers on his right hand while playing with firecrackers in Kampung Kubang Ikan here yesterday.

Besut district police chief Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said Syafiq Haikal Shaharrudin was playing with the firecrackers at about 5.30pm when they exploded in his hand, seriously injuring his right wrist and destroying his fingers.

“His mother, Zainab Mohd, 40, heard an explosion and screams coming from outside her house before her cousin came and informed her of the accident which befell her son,” he told Bernama when contacted last night.

Zainab then sent him to the Besut Hospital for treatment.

Mohd Zamri said this is the first mishap in the district involving firecrackers this Ramadan. — Bernama