Baby boy drowns in bucket of water at home

May 9th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin  

Singapore, May 9 (DPA) A baby boy drowned in a bucket of water three days before his first birthday, news reports said Friday. The child, known among his Singapore neighbours as Ah Boy, was found with his head in the bucket in the bathroom of the one-room flat, The Straits Times said.

The water had been collected for a bath. The boy apparently managed to lift himself by holding onto the side of the bucket before falling face first into the water.

He was taken to a hospital Wednesday near his flat, where he was pronounced dead.

Neighbours said he was looked after by his grandmother when his parents were not at home.

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