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Tragic Apartment Fire in Sharjah: Father and Daughter Die of Smoke Inhalation

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Apartment fire; Father and 11-year-old daughter die of smoke inhalation in UAE

Sharjah: Two died in a fire in an apartment in Sharjah, UAE. The incident took place in an apartment building in Muwaila, Emirate. A native of Pakistan and his 11-year-old daughter died in the accident.

Officials said he died of smoke inhalation due to the fire. The wife and two children of the Pakistani native were injured in the incident. A mother, nine-year-old daughter and five-year-old son were admitted to the hospital. His wife is in the ICU of Al Qasimi Hospital in critical condition. The fire was noticed at 2.08 am the previous day. Within minutes, the Civil Defense started the rescue operation. Sharjah Civil Defense authorities informed that the fire broke out in the apartment on the third floor of the building and was filled with smoke. Other residents of the building were immediately rescued.

The National Ambulance team also reached the spot. The cause of the fire is being investigated. The forensic department conducted tests in the apartment. Civil Defense sources said that the fire was brought under control within two minutes. The building was completely sealed by the police. Sharjah Social Services Department – Child and Family Protection Center representative also reached the spot and took action to take care of the children.

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Last Updated Feb 3, 2024, 6:15 PM IST
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2024-02-03 12:45:11

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