Five-year-old son finds dad ‘sleeping in the pond’

Five-year-old son finds dad ‘sleeping in the pond’

Kosmo! reported that a boy who found his father dead in a fish pond thought that his father was sleeping.

In the 1.15pm incident on Saturday, restaurant owner Wan Mohd Hadi Wan Mahmud, 40, was trying to clean the fish pond in his restaurant in Bachok, Kelantan, when he was believed to be electrocuted by a malfunctioning pond aerator.

His wife Ruzlia Che Ajid, 35, was about 10m away from the pond but was unaware that Hadi was electrocuted.

"I heard something falling into the pond but I thought that nothing was amiss so I ignored the sound. However my five-year-old son then came to me to tell me that his father (Hadi) was sleeping in the pond," said Ruzila, adding that the pond was used by Hadi to keep fish for the family's own consumption.

"Hadi usually turned off the pump's switch but he must have forgotten it this time as he must have been surprised to see all the fish dead in the pond," she said.

Bachok district police chief Deputy Supt Abdul Hamid Che Ahamd said the case has been classified as sudden death.

> Puchong residents are feeling uneasy with the presence of a foreign woman selling pens at an intersection, reported Sinar Harian.

The woman, believed to be Bangladeshi or Nepali, would knock on the windows of cars stopping at the Puchong Perdana intersection of the Damansara-Puchong Expressway to sell her pens. Mashita Abdul, 33, a frequent user of the junction said the woman's act endangered herself as well as other road users.

"It angers me to see the woman's total disregard for safety, as it gets dangerous especially when the traffic light turns green.

"Not only do road users have to mind other cars, we also have to look out for the woman as she has a habit of walking in the middle of the road," said Mashita, who added that she has been approached by the woman every time she stopped at the junction.

Motorcyclist Ashadur Khan, 38, said that he almost hit the woman once as she appeared suddenly in the middle of a gap between two cars to knock on car windows.

"I hope the authorities would look into this as the woman poses a safety hazard to road users," said Ashadur.

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