A DAD desperately tries to save his only son after he was crushed by a garage door while playing hide and seek.
Abdul Razack Tarawaley, nine, and another boy were horribly found locked at the top of the door by his father.
Emergency services rushed to the home in Australia but Abdul tragically died at the scene.
The other boy, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Abdul’s father, who is his namesake, has now paid tribute to his “cute” boy – who was his only child.
He said he found his son and the other boy, whose age has yet to be confirmed, when he checked on them in Melbourne around 7.30pm local time on Saturday.
The father said he believed his son was playing hide-and-seek with friends at the time.
He told The Herald Sun: “I’ve tried to pull the gate down but I can’t because it’s too big and too heavy.
“I touched his head, I touched his fingers, everything is cold.”
The father said Abdul, who was due to celebrate his 10th birthday in just two weeks, dreamed of becoming a doctor, loved playing football and hanging out with his friends.
Tributes flowed on Abdul’s father’s Facebook page on Sunday, with more than 200 people expressing their condolences within hours.
One shared his love for “Junior” and thanked the youngster for “so many memories.”
They wrote: “My heart aches at such sudden news. It’s so hard to believe You will always be in my heart, my ju.”
Another wrote: “It’s very painful. I’m just in shock, pain and sadness.”
Abdul’s uncle told reporters the family was furious when they found that there appeared to be no safety mechanism on the garage door that could have prevented the boy’s death.
He said: “The door only had one button to go up and down and where the button is placed is within reach of children.”
“There are no adequate security measures in place.”
Investigations into the circumstances of the tragic accident are ongoing.
The police do not consider the incident to be suspicious.
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