This three-year-old tot -one of his parents seven offspring – was accidentally left behind at a playground after they drove 20 miles to their home without realising he was not in the car.
Bungling parents have left their three-year-old son at a playground and drove nearly 20 miles home before realising he was missing.
The incident took place in the city of Malacca in the south-western Malaysian state of the same name while the parents-of-seven were dining at the restaurant R&R Ayer Keroh.
The 36-year-old mother Iza told local media: “The moment I noticed our son was not in the car, I felt like all my life was knocked out of me. My body was numb.”
According to Iza, the family was returning to Malacca from the capital Kuala Lumpur when they stopped at the restaurant at around 7.30pm.
She said: “When I was eating, the kids were running everywhere, so I asked my husband to take them to the nearby playground. After I was done eating, I immediately asked them to return.
“At the same time, our fourth and fifth children were fighting, crying and running around. It made the situation a bit chaotic.”
On the way home, the parents failed to realise that their sixth child, an unnamed three-year-old boy, was still at the playground.
Iza said that throughout the 30-kilometre (19-mile) trip, she thought her son was sitting in the back of the car, but did not realise that he was not there until they got home at around 10pm.
She told local media: “Luckily, my husband is a very calm person and he immediately called his friend to help look for our son in R&R Ayer Keroh.
According to Iza, the friend told them that their son was safe and sound at a nearby police station after an Indian restaurant worker spotted the boy in the playground.
His frantic parents eventually picked him up at around 11pm.
Iza thanked everyone at R&R Ayer Keroh and the police station for looking after her young son.
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