A young boy is in a coma after a huge leech reportedly entered his body through his anus while he was playing in dirty water caused by Malaysia’s devastating Terengganu flood.
The incident, which took place in the western Malaysian state of Terengganu, was shared on Facebook by Ermawati Ali who asked her friends and family for their thoughts and prayers, and mentioned that the boy is “critical” after “losing a lot of blood due to a leech that entered his backside”.
According to local media, the youngster was playing in dirty floodwater following a period of heavy rain this week that has displaced over 15,000 people and killed at least two, including a seven-year-old boy.
The neighbouring Malaysian state of Kelantan has also reportedly been affected by flash floods.
While playing in the dirty water, a leech reportedly entered the boy through his anus and the unknowing child later started vomiting blood, according to reports.
The child’s family rushed him to hospital where the huge leech was detected and removed from the boy’s body.
The local authorities have warned parents to take extra care with their children while the region remains affected by floodwater.
Reports said that he remains in a coma in intensive care.
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