Year One pupil dies of suspected snake bite in Kelantan

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KOTA BARU: A seven-year-old girl died after she was believed to have been bitten by a snake at the compound of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato Hashim 1, in Pengkalan Chepa, here today.

The girl, Nuri Nadirah Ruslan, was playing near the school canteen at 10.15am after having her breakfast when the incident happened. The Year One pupil collapsed at the scene, prompting teachers rush Nuri to the Pengkalan Chepa Health clinic. It was learnt that by the time she arrived at the clinic, the girl was already foaming at the mouth and had blood oozing out of her nose.

Her mother, Wan Nor Izzatul Azwana Wan Muhammad, 20, was clearly distraught over the tragedy.

She was informed of the incident by the school, said that by the time she arrived at the healthcare facility, her daughter was already pronounced dead.

“We found a snake bite-like mark on her right lower thigh but we not sure if my daughter was actually bitten by a snake as I was told,” she said when met the Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II forensic department.

Wan Nor Izzatul, from Taman Setia Jaya, said her daughter was the eldest of two siblings. “She was very excited about school and always looked forward to join her friends at school.

“Even this morning, she woke up without making any fuss for school,” said Wan Nor Izzatul, before breaking down in the arms of a relative at the mortuary.

Source: New Straits Times