A screaming 9-year-old was rushed to hospital with his testicles stuck in a metal pipe.
The boy had to endure the pain for almost 30 minutes before doctors operated on him and removed the pipe.
The incident happened at the boy’s home in Kampung Baru here at 10.15pm on Sunday.
It is learnt that the boy was having a bath when his younger brother called out to him from an adjacent room.
He climbed up the bathroom partition to see why his brother was making a ruckus when he slipped and landed on an uncovered metal pipe which runs into the concrete water tank.
His father, 50, rushed into the bathroom and was shocked to see his son lying on the floor with his testicles stuck in the pipe.
Medical staff who responded to the emergency call were forced to call firemen for help when they too failed to remove the pipe.
Bukit Mertajam fire officer Rohana Mustafa said they had to use a hydraulic cutter to cut both ends of the pipe.
The boy was then rushed to the Seberang Jaya Hospital with his testicles still caught in the L-shaped pipe.
He underwent a 30-minute operation and was discharged from the hospital at noon yesterday.