KUALA LUMPUR - "Mama, kaki dah rosak (Mum, my foot is damaged)." That was the first thing four-year-old Dzil Mikhail Nasaruddin said to his mother after he woke up in the hospital.
Dzil Mikhail's left foot was crushed by an escalator on Monday.
His mother Nahzatul Syima bt Mustaffa, 31, said: "I think Mika knows what has happened after seeing the condition of his foot."
The family had bought their train tickets and were eager to take the train ride at KL Sentral station. However, tragedy struck. The boy's family had decided to go for his first train ride on the first day of Chinese New Year.
"We assumed that it would be less crowded to board the train during the festive season," said the boy's grandfather, Mustaffa Abd Kadir, 56.
"What happened to my only grandson was the most heart-wrenching video that I have watched on Youtube," added the retiree.
However, the boy paid little attention to the crowd in the ward as he was too engrossed watching his favourite cartoon on the iPad.
"I was shocked to see Mika when he was stuck in the escalator.
"Initially, I thought it was his only pants. I was horrified when I saw his foot stuck in the escalator, " said his mother.
Nahzatul's scream caught her husband's attention. Without hesitation, Nasaruddin Mohd Idris, 40, pulled his son's foot with all his strength from the moving escalator.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim, who visited the child at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, advised the parents not to blame themselves for the mishap and for the family members to receive counselling.