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A TWO-YEAR-old Nicosia boy is in a critical condition after being rescued by fire fighters from his blazing home in Lakatamia yesterday morning.
The little boy, who was fast asleep in his bedroom on Paphos Street in Lakatamia, ingested in·gest
tr.v. in·gest·ed, in·gest·ing, in·gests
1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. See Synonyms at eat.
2. a lot of fumes fumes
odorous gases and other volatile materials; inhalation of irritating fumes causes coughing and, if sufficiently severe, irreversible pulmonary edema. and suffered acute respiratory failure Respiratory Failure Definition
Respiratory failure is nearly any condition that affects breathing function or the lungs themselves and can result in failure of the lungs to function properly. , which effectively caused his heart to stop.
Neighbours called the fire services
Fire Services (Chinese:消防) is a Hong Kong football club. The majority of the players are working for the Fire Services Department in Hong Kong and playing for the club on after they were alerted to the fire by the mother's cries for help at around 11am.
When the fire services arrived on the scene, the frantic woman told them that her little boy was still trapped inside the house.
Two firemen battled the flames to save the little boy, who was unconscious when they brought him out. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene immediately and the child was administered oxygen and given chest compressions until his transportation to hospital.
Accident and Emergency head Dr Costas Antoniades said doctors had done everything they could to save the two-year-old. He was finally put on a ventilator and transported to Makarios Hospital, where he was placed in the paediatric Adj. 1. paediatric - of or relating to the medical care of children; "pediatric dentist"
pediatric intensive care unit. His condition is extremely serious and doctors could not yesterday say whether he had suffered any brain damage.
"Sometimes at this age children show a lot of resistance and so avoid brain damage," Antoniades said.
He added that doctors had done everything possible for the child and that there was no point in transferring him abroad for treatment.
Preliminary investigations suggest the fire started from a short circuit caused by the television, which was on standby. The fire department has issued repeated warnings in the past that all electrical devices should be switched off from the main electrical socket so as to avoid accidental fire outbreaks.
The blaze started in the living room and quickly spread to most of the house. Extensive damage was caused to the little boy's room from the smoke.
The firemen who walked into the flames to save the boy were also taken to hospital where they received first aid and were released, reports said.
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