Girl, 9, dies after fall from 8th floor in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, March 6, 2014
A nine-year-old Syrian girl plunged to her death from an eighth floor apartment on Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi.
The girl was taken to hospital in a critical condition after the fall by the Abu Dhabi emergency and public safety department’s ambulance to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.
However, she did not survive.
Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, secretary general of the office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and chairman of the Higher Committee for Child Protection at the Ministry of Interior, expressed his deep regret over the unfortunate incident.
“The Ministry of Interior is endeavoring to address this issue by enhancing awareness regarding the protection of children from the risks of windows and balconies,” he said.
He stressed the importance of the role of parents in ensuring safety of homes and children's play areas in order to prevent such tragic incidents. - TradeArabia News Service