A newborn kitten had a frightening adventure.
Firemen save kitten
SYDNEY: A newborn Australian kitten narrowly escaped drowning after being flushed down a toilet.
The day-and-a-half-old kitten swirled all the way down the s-bend before becoming lodged, prompting its frantic owner to call emergency services.
Rescuers used a camera and located the kitten in a pipe several metres below ground, said fire superintendent Ian Krimmer.
Three crews including a special search and rescue unit responded to the distress call, dismantling the toilet and breaking through a concrete slab to reach the kitten.
Media reports said the culprit was a two-year-old girl. AFP
drown – to sink under water and die จมน้ำ
narrowly escape drowning – to almost drown
flush – to make water pass through a toilet กดชักโครก
swirl – to move quickly in circles หมุนวนอย่างเร็ว
s-bend – a curve in the shape of an S
lodge – to become firmly fixed or stuck somewhere, usually accidentally ทำให้ฝัง, ทำให้ติดแน่น
prompt – to cause someone to take action กระตุ้น
frantic – done in a very urgent way; so worried or upset that you are not able to control your feelings ซึ่งไม่สามารถความคุมอารมณ์ได้, คลั่ง,มีอารมณ์รุนแรง
emergency – an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary เหตุฉุกเฉิน
rescuer – a person who save someone form a dangerous or unpleasant situation ผู้ช่วยชีวิต
superintendent – a senior police officer เจ้าหน้าที่ตำรวจระดับสูง
crew – a group of people who work together to do a job กลุ่มคนที่ทำงานร่วมกัน
distress call – a call made for help in an emergency situation
dismantle – to take something apart, in this case, to defeat an opponent completely รื้อ
slab – a large flat piece of something or a large flat surface แผ่นหนา
media – newspapers, television, radio, etc. สื่อ
culprit – someone who has done something wrong ผู้กระทำความผิด