Being locked in a tight space for a long time can be very stressful!
This mother-of-two, Safra Hussain, took to her Facebook to share a horrifying experience of being locked up in the bathroom with her daughters.
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Posted by Safra Hussain on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
She was giving her children a bath when she realised that they were locked from the inside.
Trying to remain calm, she distracted her children by making bubbles using soap.
In the caption, she said: “I was worried about my children, their hands were turning blue and shrinking. The only way for us to survive, I tried turning on the hot water but then there’s the risk of suffocating because of the steam.
“When I realised we were locked from the inside, I tried to calm down because I panic easily, and focused my attention on the kids and we played bubbles for a while,” she continued.
She did everything to try and open the door, using things that she can find in the bathroom like a bath towel and a hanger. She also did not have her phone with her.
After a while she said one of her daughters was hungry and she had no choice but to let her drink the water from the shower. Luckily, her younger daughter was still breastfeeding.
Photo via Facebook (Safra Hussain)
“I breastfed my youngest to the point we were all very tired. We felt very sleepy and we just wanted to close our eyes,” she said.
She also said that she felt heartbroken when her older daughter said that she was cold as she is someone who does not get cold easily and always sleeps without a blanket when the air-conditioner is turned on.
However, her husband felt like something was wrong when Safra did not update her social media stories, and tried calling and texting her but got no answer.
At around 4:30 pm, her husband went to her daughter’s school and was informed that she was absent, then he quickly rushed home and to his horror, he found his wife and two children locked inside the bathroom.
He tried opening the door with a kick but it wouldn’t budge. After that, he tried to knock off the door knob but failed again, and then decided to kick the door open.
“Currently, my husband and I have unplugged all the knobs in the house except the front door and installed CCTV cameras as a security measure," said Safra..
Safra said she wanted to share her story to warn the public, especially close friends and housewives with small children to be careful.
We’re glad that they’re okay now!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat