The boy’s father is grieving the loss of his “sweet” and “eloquent” nine-year-old son and only child who had dreams of becoming a doctor
A family have been left heartbroken after their only son was crushed by a garage door during a game of hide and seek.
Abdul Razack Tarawaley, nine, and another boy were horrifically found trapped at the top of the door by his father in Newport, Melbourne, Australia.
Abdul’s father is grieving the loss of his “sweet” and “eloquent” nine-year-old son who he last saw alive when he went outside to play with friends.
Abdul’s father, who goes by the same name, said his son was with two of his friends at their apartment complex after dinner on Saturday when tragedy struck.
His Dad told the Herald Sun: “He said, ‘No, Dad, you know I go to school from Monday to Friday, and I have to play on weekends. Can you please give me a chance to play with my friends?’
“I said, ‘OK, just for 30 minutes.’ But now 30 minutes is forever. ”The children were climbing on the outside of the door at the time of the incident
He said he thought they were playing hide-and-seek, but when he got closer, he saw blood running out of his son’s mouth.
It is understood the children were climbing on the outside of the door at the time of the incident while pressing the open button.
“I tried to pull down the gate, but I couldn’t because it was too big and too heavy,” the father said to 7NEWS.
He continued: “The other boy was shouting, ‘Help me God, help me, God!’ I checked my son’s head and I checked his fingers – it was all cold.”
Family members told Nine News the boy was treated by paramedics but died at the scene and another young boy was taken to Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious condition.
The little boy’s uncle is angry at why the door was not equipped with safety measures such as motion sensors or an emergency stop button.
Abdul was a grade four student at the local Newport Primary School and had dreams of becoming a doctor. His father said he always came home with school achievement certificates.
A Victoria Police spokesperson said the incident is not being treated as suspicious.
His father said: “I miss him so much. Even in school, he was the smartest. He loved to play soccer. It’s really hard. The grief is real, my only child, we have nobody else.”