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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A six-year-old autistic boy on Tuesday fell to his death from his 11th floor apartment in Abu Shagarah area of Sharjah.
The boy was identified as Yousuf T., a Somali-national.
The family stated that the boy somehow managed to climb a chair and get close to the window.
While looking down the boy lost his balance and fell off the building and died on spot.
Paramedics and police patrols immediately arrived to the scene and transferred the body to the forensic department for further investigation.
Sharjah police urged all families to watch their children and lock windows and balconies to prevent such tragic incidents from happening.
The number of cases of children falling from windows and balconies are on the rise since last year.
Last December, a five-year-old girl had fallen to death from ninth floor, while another two-year-old fell from eighth floor because windows were mistakenly left open.
A four-year-old boy died after he was run over by a car driven by a woman while he was playing outside his house in the Mughaidir area of Kalba.
Passerby said they saw the boy lying unconscious at the site and immediately informed the ambulance and police.
The girl’s father is in India at the moment and was expected to arrive in the UAE for tomorrow’s funeral.
Expatriates living in the UAE were elated as their family members, colleagues, friends stuck in other countries are now able to return as the UAE has lifted restriction on incoming flights from Monday onwards.
The Committee explained that the new guidelines take into account the exceptional situations of some categories of people including people of determination, children, and those with chronic respiratory conditions.
The UAE will today (Monday) start receiving residents with valid residence visas, who were stranded abroad due to coronavirus pandemic from various countries.