Sharjah: A five-month-old Pakistani boy died on Monday night after falling from his mother’s arms on the escalator at Sharjah International Airport. She was about to depart the UAE for her country when the accident happened.
The Pakistani mother had passed through passport control and was carrying her baby — identified as M.E.A — and her handbag up an escalator when she lost control and the baby fell down the escalator.
The baby boy sustained injuries in different parts of his body.
Salem Al Midfa, the director-general of Sharjah International Airport, said the mother and child were treated at the airport’s clinic before moving them to Al Qassimi Hospital where officials said the baby was in critical condition when he arrived. After a short while, the baby was pronounced dead.
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