2008/11/01 (News Straits Times)
Toddler dies in 7-storey fall KUALA LUMPUR:
A toddler fell to his death from the seventh floor of the Abadi Indah apartments in Taman Desa yesterday. Mathew Athan Lariche, 2, was found on the ground floor of the building at 7.10pm.
It is understood he had been running up the stairs with his 5-year-old sister as they returned from the playground with their mother.
However, when the mother reached the seventh floor, she did not see her son.
She was alerted by several shouts that her son had fallen.
The boy was rushed to Taman Desa Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
My office colleague lives in the same apartment as this boy and his mom. I keep remembering this story and keep wondering how the mother is doing after what happened. Eventhough I have no children yet, I don't know what I will do if I were in her shoes.
If you want to support her through this trying times, you can visit her blog here at
Out of respect for her privacy, I have to take out the link to her blog for the time being.