JOHOR BARU: A boy drowned while rescuers pulled five others out after the van waiting to ferry the children home slid into a septic pond at Taman Universiti here.
Mohamad Hanafi Jaafar, 46, who lives near where the Tadika Kemas Kaisara is located, said he rushed out to help kindergarten helper Musliza Kasun stop the van from sliding but failed.
He then jumped into the pond to help pull the children out.
“With the help of neighbours, I managed to pull out five children,” he said.
“But, to our horror, there was still one child still inside the sinking van,” he said at the site of the 11.30am tragedy …
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