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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Police are calling upon all parents to provide a safe and risk-free environment for their children, in order to prevent recurrence of incidents of children accidentally falling off buildings.
Families are advised to pay more attention to their children, and not allow them to go near open windows and balconies. Police also advised not to let children near electronic devices or gas pipelines.
Mothers are urged not to leave hot bowls on tables, switch off ovens, or leave the clothes iron on when children are around. They are also urged to watch out for the safety of their children at swimming pools to avoid accidental drowning.
In addition, the Abu Dhabi Police emphasised the importance of reinforcing protection to prevent children falling to their deaths, and urged families not to leave furniture near windows, always lock balconies and keep the keys out of the reach of children.
Police consider negligence as the main reason behind incidents of children drowning in swimming pools, which means that family members must pay full attention to them and only let children swim in the presence of a lifeguard.
Officials are also focusing on the importance of knowing all types of fire incidents that might take place in a house, learning how to put the fire out, and appointing a family member to provide help for children, elderly and people of determination in emergencies.
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