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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
An Arab man's celebrations on the birth of his newborn went wrong when firecrackers he was using burned five vehicles and damaged front facades of five neighbouring houses.
The man was recently arrested by Dubai Police.
Brigadier General Abdul Halim Al Hashimi, Director of Al Qusais Police Station, said that a police report was filed, informing about an explosion that took place in Oud Al Muteena Area.
Police teams along with ambulances and civil defence teams immediately rushed to the scene.
The fire was extinguished and the young father was arrested along with two friends who co-operated in hiding the fireworks.
Al Hashimi praised the quick response of police teams, who successfully handled the situation and minimized losses.
Community members were urged not to use fireworks during celebrations and bear in mind that their consequences could be fatal.
Police also called on individuals to help protect the society and contribute in maintaining safety of others by reporting those who use fireworks and endanger others.
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Police officers arrived to the scene to place the defendant under arrest, and he confessed to aiming to steal the money inside the box.
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