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Mahmoud Muhsen, Staff Reporter
An Asian worker sustained moderate burns in his face when caustic acid spurted from a vehicle battery he was trying to close tightly during his work at a car wash station in Sharjah on Tuesday.
According to the official records, the national ambulance received a report that an Asian in his thirties sustained burns in his face from caustic acid. A national ambulance rushed to the place of the incident and took the injured man to the emergency section of Al Qasimi Hospital, where the medical team on duty conducted necessary medical examinations on him.
The victim said as soon as he opened the hood of a customer’s car to make sure there was nothing wrong with the engine, acid flushed on his face because the cover of the battery was not tightly closed. The worker’s health condition is stable now.
Earlier, a housemaid was charged with causing the death of two children by negligence, the Fujairah Criminal Court heard.
According to the official records, a fire erupted in the house of an Emirati in Madhab when the two children aged three and four were in their room.
The children’s grandmother and the housemaid were in the house while the parents were at work before the incident took place.
Firefighting teams rushed to the scene and brought the fire under control. However, the two children died in the fire.
In the court, the housemaid denied the charge levelled against her. The court has set a date for the next session.
Separately, the Sharjah Criminal Court has adjourned a case in which an Asian was charged with swindling money and forging tourist visas alleging he could offer them at reduced prices via a travel agency in his home country.
A first witness testified in the Sharjah Criminal Court that he and a second witness met the defendant at a travel agency and they agreed that the latter would offer them five visas and airway tickets at reduced prices for a round trip to India.
The Sharjah Police in cooperation with the Civil Defence teams, managed to control a fire that erupted in an Emirates Transport school bus Tuesday morning. The children were rescued and transported safely to their school in Kalba.
The bus had reportedly moved at 6am to pickup students from their homes. When it reached Al-Saf area with three students inside it, the driver smelt smoke emitting from the bus’s engine. He stopped the bus immediately and evacuated students and supervisors, post which the bus caught fire.
Several fire engines were trying to douse the flame.
The teams extinguished the fire in nearly a minute.
A fire broke out in a vessel in the sea off Al Khan beach in Sharjah on Tuesday, gutting 104 vehicles onboard.
According to a spokesperson of the Civil Defence, the firefighting squads were immediately dispatched to the scene, after the operations room was alerted at 10:15 am about a fire erupting in a number of boats on Sharjah Creek.
The details of the incident refer to a report coming from a woman to the Operations Room at exactly (03:15) Friday, stating that a person known to them kidnapped her daughter and there were previous disputes.
Britain, like much of Europe, is suffering from rocketing inflation and stagnant economic growth, raising the prospect of a summer of strikes across the continent.
Civil Defence teams of Sharjah controlled, on Saturday evening, a fire which broke out at a vehicle workshop in the Industrial Area 4 in Sharjah. No injuries were reported.