Three-year-old suffocates after family leave him in car for three hours

Boy dies on way to hospital after being left on back seat of car parked in Ras Al Khaimah garage


Ras Al Khaimah: A three-year-old Yemeni boy died on Friday evening after his family forgot him in their car for almost three hours.

The incident happened in front of the child’s house in the Adhan area of Ras Al Khaimah.

The child was transfered to Al Dhaid hospital, but was pronounced dead on the way.

Captain Khalid Al Naqabi, head of the media section of Ras Al Khaimah Police, told Gulf News police were alerted to the incident at 5pm.

The family went out in the car and returned at 2pm. The father and the rest of the family got out of the car after parking it in the garage, forgetting the child in the back seat.

Three hours after returning home the family realised the child was missing, A frantic search ensued that ended with the child being discovered lying motionless in the car.

The child was in critical condition and taken immediately to Al Dhaid hospital for treatment, but he died before reaching the hospital .

An official at Al Dhaid hospital told Gulf News the child, identified as B.E.A., died of suffocation.

“The child suffocated due to the high temperature inside and outside the car,” the official said.

Police have ruled out any foul play in the incident.


  • Salim

    Jun 8, 2013 4:09

    must jail his parents, it is a crime against their child.

  • Ebrahim Al Mulla

    Jun 8, 2013 3:45

    Last month I forgot my 3 month old son and left the car in valetparking, realized just 5 minutes later and rushed back fortunately thecar park attendant heard him cry and tried to locate me by the time Iwas at front office rushing to pick him. I was scared when my wife askedme why the delay at first gave an excuse but before we went to bed Iinformed her about my mistake since, then my kids & wife remind eachother before we leave the car in parking. I wish and pray to Almightythat this should never happen to anyone.

  • Reynald

    Jun 8, 2013 3:45

    I can't believe this thing could happen for the reason stated! Being a parent myself, I can't imagine forgetting my son alone for a minute. May the boy's soul rest in peace.

  • ryan paul

    Jun 8, 2013 2:48

    how is that possible? i may understand that the kid was left in the car,but not forgotten for three hours. has no one thought of the kid on hiswhereabouts in the first 10 or 20 minutes after getting out of the car?something is really wrong. i hope it won't happen again. may the kid'ssoul rest in peace.

  • tesa dadia

    Jun 8, 2013 2:34

    They must beprocesuted, I cannot imagine the little angel fighting his life insidethe car just to survive, but 3hrs is too much difficult for him tosurvive. It is very painful to us (parents). Lord bless this littleangel may he be in your hands.

  • Deepak Shah

    Jun 8, 2013 2:03

    Dear B E A I hope your soul rest in Peace. The Almighty gives thestrength to family to overcome the greatest loss of their life. Evenafter many such casualties in past, people still don't take actual careof children in car. Many times small children are seen sitting on thefront seat with driver parents. I think the efforts that the UAE Policeare putting to erase such incidents aren't read and understood bypeople still. Seems more socialize efforts has to be brought into tobring people's attention. Best of Luck to the UAE police. R I P BEA.

  • Ali AlKaff

    Jun 8, 2013 1:55

    Modern life, or life in the 21st century, makes it a bit too hard toraise many children at once, giving rise to smaller families. I mean, ascenario like this couldn't happen without cars, garages, swimmingpools, hectic schedules, distracting smartphones and tablets and,arguably, poor education. That is, some people are simply ill-equipped for today's life. That being said, threehours without checking on your 3-year-old kid is way too long by any standard.

  • Harries

    Jun 8, 2013 1:44

    Sad, i wonder how come someone didn't even bother about the baby forthree hours.

  • Adrian

    Jun 8, 2013 1:28

    I cannot believe that parents have not checked the whereaboutsof their kid for 3 hours. Some discipline in life will help resolvethese things such as give the kids a wash immediately after coming backfrom a trip. This will ensure the kids are safe and also free from anygerms they might have picked up along the trip. These days families arespoilt with Nanny's bringing up the children. This could have beenavoided if parents took full responsibility.

  • Tajammul Hussain

    Jun 8, 2013 1:20

    What is tragic accident, Same thing happened in sharjah last year. SoSad.

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must jail his parents, it is a crime against their child.


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