Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Girl, 3, Unlocks iPhone to Make Life-Saving Call as Mother Collapses

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Girl, 3, Unlocks iPhone to Make Life-Saving Call as Mother Collapses

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Byline: Genevieve Roberts

A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl was hailed a life-saver today after she used an iPhone to raise the alarm when her mother collapsed at home with a stroke.

Hina Razaq, 29, fell unconscious to the floor as she was giving daughter Amelia breakfast at the family's flat in Chelmsford.

Amelia had memorised the code her mother used to access the phone. She punched it in and called her father, Khurram, at work in St Albans, telling him: "Daddy, please come home, mummy has fallen."

Mr Razaq, 30, a lawyer, said: "I asked if she was telling the truth, and whether our three-month-old daughter Fiza was okay. Amelia said Fiza was fine, and on a mat, but mummy had fallen."

He alerted the emergency services, and his wife, a barrister on maternity leave, was taken to hospital. "Amelia didn't panic or cry," said Mr Razaq. "She used her pink piano stool to reach the door lock to let the police in.

"Treatment during the initial stage of a stroke is very important. …

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