Sharjah skyline
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Sharjah: An 18-year-old Arab girl fell to her death from a residential building in Sharjah on Tuesday night, according to police in the emirate.

Sharjah Police were alerted to the incident in the Al Qassimyah area of Sharjah and arrived to find a Syrian woman had suffered serious injuries from the fall. She was transferred to Al Kuwaiti Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

Police are investigating what led to the incident while prosecutors have ordered for an examination to be carried out on the woman’s body in the forensics lab.

This is the fifth case of a young person falling to their death from a high-rise residential building in December alone.

A 15-year-old Indian girl fell from the 10th floor of a building in Sharjah on Friday, December 6th, in a case of suspected suicide.

Then on Sunday December 8th a 16-year-old Indian girl fell from the sixth floor apartment in Umm Al Quwain, in another suspected suicide.

Also on Sunday December 8th, a one-year-old girl fell from a building in Sharjah’s Al Majaz area and a five-year-old girl fell from the eighth floor of an apartment in Al Nahda after being left home alone by the mother who had gone to pick up her other children from school.