UAE | Emergencies

Suicide suspected as teenager falls to death from 13th floor in Sharjah

Police appeal to tenants to exercise strict caution in all high-rise buildings

  • By Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 13:49 January 23, 2014
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
  • The Abdul Aziz Al Majid buiding from where the young boy fell, the second such incident in the building recently.

Sharjah: A 14-year-old Filipino boy died after falling from the 13th floor balcony of his apartment in Abdul Aziz Al Majid building, in Al Nahda on Wednesday evening.

Police said the teen died due to the impact of the fall.

The police operation room was called at about 5pm and a person said the boy was lying in a pool of blood near the building, a police officer said.

A team from Al Buhairah Police Station’s Criminal and Investigation Department (CID) and forensic experts were dispatched to the scene.

By the time the police and the ambulance arrived on the scene, the boy had already died.

The body was transferred to Al Kuwaiti Hospital, then to the forensic laboratory for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

It is believed that the boy, who was only identified by his initials J.A.W., committed suicide.

“We could not go and see the body when we heard what happened,” grocery store workers in the shops nearby told Gulf News.

“The screams from the neighbours who went to the scene scared me more. I could just bury my face in my hands and cry,” said R.S., who works in a nearby laundry.

Police appealed to building owners and tenants to exercise strict caution in all high-rise buildings and ensure that all safety measures were in place.

This was the second such death in the same building during the past few weeks.

Comments (10)

  1. Added 17:45 January 23, 2014

    We are very saddened to hear of Ur loss. GoD will give you courage to bear this loss and we are always with U 2 support you. Condelence to the brave Family.

    Anna, Duba, Ethiopia

  2. Added 17:34 January 23, 2014

    Condolence to the family..may his soul rest in peace.

    Jenny, Shj, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 17:29 January 23, 2014

    Condolence to the family....may his soul rest in peace...

    BALU, DUBAI, India

  4. Added 16:39 January 23, 2014

    Condolence to the family....may his soul rest in peace...

    mark, auh, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 16:37 January 23, 2014

    May his soul rest in peace & may god give enough strength to his parents & family members to bear the loss.

    naresh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 16:05 January 23, 2014

    Condolences to the family

    anwar, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 15:51 January 23, 2014

    Our deepest sympathy to the Family>>> May he rest in peace,...

    Belle, sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 15:15 January 23, 2014

    I also have a 14 year old boy who is with me, this is tragic. Condolences to the family. Bless his soul.

    Marie, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 15:07 January 23, 2014

    may he rest in peace. condolences to the family

    nette, sharjah, Philippines

  10. Added 14:59 January 23, 2014

    this sadly happened in the tower we reside in .... i dont understand how did the boy fell from the balcony considering the fact that the height of the balcony wall in our building is quite safe enough for anyone to topple and fall.

    Addy, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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