7 Children Suffocate to Death in UAE House Fire

Published January 22nd, 2018 - 11:00 GMT
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire (Shutterstock/File)
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire (Shutterstock/File)

Seven children of an Emirati family died of suffocation after a fire broke out in their house in Rol Dhadna district here early Monday, Fujairah Police said.

The siblings — four girls and three boys — were aged between five to 13-years-old, according to authorities.

Among the victims were five-year-old twins Sara and Sumaiyah. The deceased belonged to Al Suraidi family.

Major General Al Kaabi said police received a call from the children’s mother at 5.40 a.m. saying there was a fire in her house and her children were inside.

The fire damaged part of the house. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Police and emergency workers found the children motionless and their bodies were moved to Dibba Fujairah hospital.

Obeid Khudem, Director of Dibba Fujairah hospital, confirmed they died of suffocation.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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