2-year-old girl dies after choking on bread at babysitter's house

2019-07-12 14:24
Girl chokes. (asiawisre, magazinefeatures.co.za)

Girl chokes. (asiawisre, magazinefeatures.co.za)

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A toddler who lost consciousness after choking on a piece of bread has died four days after being admitted to hospital.

The 2-year-old girl, whose name hasn't yet been released, was reportedly staying at a babysitter's house in Selayang, Malaysia, when the tragedy struck.

She's believed to have died of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) with multiple organ failure after being rushed to Selayang Hospital.

HIE can reportedly occur when there isn't enough oxygen and blood flowing to the brain.

Police spokesperson Samsor Maarof confirmed the toddler died four days after being hospitalised.

Maarof said medics informed him the toddler, who reportedly choked on a chunk of bread, was unconscious when she brought to the hospital in the morning.

"At the emergency ward the medical officer found a piece of bread during the resuscitation process."

It's unclear if authorities are investigating the incident further.

Source: Magazine Features

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