A 7 year-old girl had her left leg stuck in a broken drain cover for over half an hour on Saturday.
The incident took place at about 3PM at Block 820 along Yishun St 81.
According to witnesses, the ground was wet and slippery, and the drainage cover was spoiled, which caused the girl to slip into the gap and get stuck.
The girl was visibly shaken and crying loudly. She was accompanied by her maid, who did not know what to do.
Residents who heard the commotion rushed down to help. At least 4 elderly persons ran down with their buckets of water, soap and hand lotions. However, their attempts to rescue the girl were unsuccessful and the SCDF had to extract the girl.