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7-yr-old child dies of suffocation after Sharjah flat catches fire

A seven-year-old child died after he and his father got suffocated by heavy smoke that blanketed their flat in Qulaya area in Sharjah, December 11, during a fire accident.

They were both rushed to the hospital but the child was declared dead. His father received immediate treatment and is currently recuperating from severe burns.

The cause of the fire has not been disclosed.

According to a report of Al Roeya, the Department of Civil Defence responded to an emergency call, 11:30 AM, referring to the fire that broke out in the flat which is on fifth floor of the building.

Fire patrols quickly arrived at the scene to put the fire under control and prevent further damages to the neighboring establishments.

No other casualty was reported.

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