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18-month-old boy plunges to death from Sharjah tower
18-month-old toddler tumbles out of window after climbing nearby table
I have one daughter and I am living in sharjah, in my opinion what I suggest is that if you have a kid less than 2 year please try to stay on low floors (1st floor is better, as I am living 1st floor), we know that municipality will fine if we make any barriers on windows, we are the one look after our kids, so safety should come from our side first,
prakash, sharjah, India
I have lived in many places around the world where there were never bars on the windows (except in prisons) and it was unheard of that kids fell out of windows. When will parents here finally accept responsibility for watching over their children?
Louie Tedesco, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tables, chairs, or any elevated furniture or stuff should not be placed beside the window especially if you have a toddler or a child. this is the stage when a baby does a lot of things and discovers a lot. All precautionary measures must be observed by everybody, and in this case by the parents.
cranberry alley, shj, United Arab Emirates
Before moving into the apartment i made sure that i will ammend the windows and will put the locks. Alhamdulillah, the windows are safe now and i keep the windows closed, even if my toddler is away or inside the house, you can forget to close the window when the child comes back from school.
Mujahid, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
I don't know why the authorities are not taking strict action against building safety. It is a must to have all windows covered with grills (iron rods). Authorities should ask building owners to take this action with limited time frame or else has to fine or seize the property.
mohammad, dubai, United Arab Emirates
what a tragic moments. How can we protect our children? this is Sharjah building responsibility. One family tried to protect by putting irons bars and they got fined by Sharjah authorities as GN reported.
Adnan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
There was this one thing I was always concerned when I came from India to live here, windows have no bars and are easily accessible for even toddlers. I keep my windows closed all the time with full curtains and open them only when my 2yr child is gone to nursery. Even on balconies in many buildings I have noticed the bars placed have spaces in between for a toddler to easily push through. Kids don't always listen to parents in curosity to know themselves. My suggestion is to make sure all living areas are kids safe. Thank you.
Shirley, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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