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

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

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  • Anna

    Jan 23, 2014 5:45

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

  • Jenny

    Jan 23, 2014 5:34

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

  • BALU

    Jan 23, 2014 5:29

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

  • mark

    Jan 23, 2014 4:39

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

  • naresh

    Jan 23, 2014 4:37

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

  • anwar

    Jan 23, 2014 4:05

    Condolences to the family

  • Belle

    Jan 23, 2014 3:51

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

  • Marie

    Jan 23, 2014 3:15

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

  • nette

    Jan 23, 2014 3:07

    may he rest in peace. condolences to the family

  • Addy

    Jan 23, 2014 2:59

    this sadly happened in the tower we reside in .... i dont understand howdid the boy fell from the balcony considering the fact that the heightof the balcony wall in our building is quite safe enough for anyone totopple and fall.

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

Anna

23 January 2014 17:52jump to comments