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A court in Dibba Al Fujairah has cleared an Emirati woman who lost her seven kids in a villa fire from all charges.
The incident dates back to January 2018, where the mother was accused of negligence by leaving the children at home and locking them up in their room.
She was also accused of manslaughter. The defendant denied the charges.
She claimed being at home when the fire broke out.
Following the tragedy, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, instructed the UAE Civil Defence to install fire alarm systems in every home at the expense of the government for those who can’t afford it.
A maid is facing charges at a court In Fujairah for neglecting the children in her care, which led to them dying of suffocation.
The civil defense teams in Fujairah on Sunday night managed to control a huge fire that broke out in a landfill in the Badia area, about 40 km north of Fujairah.
The two children were alone with their grandmother when the fire erupted at 10:30am, adding that their parents were at work at the time.
An Emirati family escaped a disaster in the early hours of Tuesday when a fire broke out in their house in Fujairah city. The firefighters managed to contain the fire and extinguish it in minutes. The smoke detector system in the house instantly alerted the civil defense about the incident. No injuries were reported, according to a civil defense official.
The announcement comes amid uncertainty over the Hajj which is due to take place at the end of July, after authorities this week urged Muslims to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.
The Philippines' department of foreign affairs expressed its "deep sadness" at the passing of Bernardita Catalla, which it said was the result of "complications arising from Covid 19".
The Ministry of Education said the decision was taken as part of preventative and precautionary measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, with the aim of protecting the health of students and the general public.
With more than 35 years of experience in the banking and financial services, Saeed held key positions as a board member of the First Abu Dhabi Bank, the Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company, the Emirates Investment Authority, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Sky News Arabia.