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Dubai: A 17-year-old student of a Dubai school died after flu-related complications at a hospital on Tuesday night, school sources told Gulf News.

The girl, Aliya Niyaz Ali, was a Grade 12 student of Indian High School and she attended the school until Monday, the sources said.

She was admitted to Rashid Hospital and passed away on Tuesday night.

Her funeral took place at Al Qouz cemetery on Wednesday morning and was attended by family members, friends and the school officials.

A comment from Rashid Hospital was not immediately available.

“Guys, with great sorrow and regret, we’re informing you about the death of a fellow batch mate from the girls section, supposedly caused due to flu,” stated a message circulated by the school’s student council.

Tuesday’s death follows the death of another student in a Dubai school recently. On October 29, a school in Dubai has asked parents not to send their children to school if they are sick, following the death of a nine-year old student.

Ameena Sharaf, a grade 4 student of Our Own Indian High School, died on October 29, due to an acute viral infection, possibly flu. She was first admitted to a private hospital in Bur Dubai on October 22 and shifted to the Al Jalila Children’s Hospital (AJCH) on October 24 as the infection had affected her heart. She was being treated for nausea, vomiting, fever and fatigue but the virus had affected her heart and she succumbed to her condition.

Keeping the flu virus at bay Image Credit: Gulf News