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Sharjah toddler falls to death from 4th floor

Eritrean child slipped through window grille and fell

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Sharjah: A two-and-a-half-year-old Eritrean child fell to death from the fourth floor of a building in Al Qasimia area of Sharjah late on Monday, police said on Tuesday.

The boy, identified as O.A.O., climbed on to a window and slipped through the grille and fell, the police said.

The boy’s mother found the window open and her son not present in the room. She then approached the window and saw her son lying motionless on the ground and people gathering around him.

The boy died on the spot and his body was taken to a forensic laboratory.

Al Gharb police station is investigating the case. Police will summon the parents for interrogation.

Sharjah Police had earlier warned parents not to leave their children unattended at home and to instruct housemaids to keep a close watch on them.

Also, hazardous items should also be kept away from children’s reach, including kitchen knives and gas cylinders.

In the past, the police had attributed such deaths to negligence.

On Tuesday, the police again urged the public to regularly lock windows and to place aluminium barriers to prevent children from falling.