KUALA LUMPUR, April 24, 2015:A toddler, whose head was stuck between the metal clothes rails of a second-floor unit of a Housing Development Board (HDB) residential block in Singapore, was saved from near death by two foreign workers yesterday afternoon. In what was described as a heroic act, the two workers identified to be from India, immediately went to the aid of the toddler who was crying in the 1pm incident at the Jurong East neighbourhood. Jurong East resident David Cheo said he heard screams and a baby crying when he rushed to Jurong East Street 32 where a small crowd had gathered. “It was amazing as one of the foreign workers wasted no time and climbed the block to quickly support the baby’s dangling body. “A team from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived five minutes later and helped to free the baby,” he told The Rakyat Post when contacted today. Cheo, a 36-year-old tuition teacher who managed to record part of the incident, credited the foreign workers for their quick action as the baby was dangling precariously from the neck and head only. The video, that was featured on the Singapore Straits Times website in which the media credited a blogger Alvin Lim, showed a foreign worker wasting no time and pulling himself up onto the ledge to support the crying baby, while trying to get back onto the other side of the ledge. It could not be determined if the authorities had identified the baby’s parents whether the case was being investigated for negligence. Cheo said the baby, who was only in diapers, was believed to be just about a year old based on his account. “The good news is the SCDF managed to identify the two good Samaritans today and gave commendation awards to the two foreign workers for their rescue efforts around the afternoon,” he said.
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