first_imgA two-year-old toddler from Sukabumi, West Java, died after drinking disinfectant on Monday night. The victim’s family said the toddler drank the disinfectant after mistaking it for mineral water.The toddler, identified only as MA, reportedly drank the disinfectant liquid after arriving home with his grandfather after playing outside. MA took a plastic water bottle containing disinfectant liquid from under a chair.  “MA’s grandfather immediately tried to keep him away from the disinfectant, but we suspected that he had already drunk the liquid by then,” MA’s father, Sihabudin, said on Monday night as quoted by kompas.com on Monday night. Sihabudin, an employee of the Sukabumi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), had used the liquid to disinfect the nearby mosque.”After I disinfected the mosque, I stored it under a chair,” he said.Sihabudin gave the toddler vegetable oil in an attempt to induce vomiting and then took him to Palabuhanratu General Hospital.MA was treated at the emergency room as the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit was full. He was put on a ventilator, but died not long after.Sihabudin said he and his family had accepted his son’s death as part of God’s will.”We as a family are resigned [to MA’s death],” he said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more


first_imgThe Brisbane city skyline looking north from South Brisbane. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.BRISBANE is kicking goals, emerging as the most affordable option for buyers and with the best rental return for investors of all the East Coast cities.The latest Australian Residential Development Review 2018 — out today (Wednesday) — named Greater Brisbane as “the most affordable option for first time buyers” with median house values rising just 0.4 per cent last year to $549,000 and apartment values falling 4.5 per cent to $386,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoCompare that to Melbourne where the median cost of a house was $904,000, or Sydney where it’s upwards of $1.17m. Melbourne’s apartment median was $506,000 (just $49,000 off Brisbane’s house median), while Sydney was even more costly ($737,000).The Knight Frank Research report found Brisbane rental yields leading the East Coast at 4.6 per cent for houses in the December quarter, with apartments at 4.9 per cent. In contrast, Sydney was over a full percentage point lower for both houses (3.1 per cent) and apartments (3.8 per cent).The median rent paid in the Queensland capital has been holding at $400 a week, with apartment rental costs falling 1.3 per cent to $370 a week. Vacancies across Greater Brisbane were at 3 per cent, driven up by the inner suburbs (4 per cent), then the middle (2.1 per cent) and 1.9 per cent in the suburbs 20km-plus away from the CBD.Its tally showed 34,150 houses were sold in Greater Brisbane last year, a 13.5 per cent fall on the previous year, and 11,290 apartments were sold (down 20.2 per cent). FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOXlast_img read more