Woman falls from 5th floor, escapes with fractures

SHARJAH — A 28-year-old Moroccan housewife had a miraculous escape from death after she fell from the fifth-floor balcony of her apartment in Al Nahda area here around 10am on Friday.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 10:38 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

The mother of a single child slipped as she was standing in the balcony and fell on a truck parked near the building. She suffered serious injuries and fractures and was rushed to Al Qasimi Hospital by the Sharjah Police and the rescue unit.

Dr Mohmoud Zain Al Abdeen, Head of the Orthopedic (bone) Section at the hospital, said the woman was brought to the hospital on Friday with fractures. “We provided her all necessary treatment at the ICU. The woman would need some surgeries and will be better. Currently, her condition is stable,” Dr Al Abdeen said.

Falling from the fifth floor could be fatal, but whatever stuff which was loaded on that truck on which she fell contributed a great deal in reducing the injuries, particularly in the skull, he added. The woman will have to stay for three weeks in the hospital and will be discharged after the surgeries.

Police source said the police are still investigating the incident to find out how the woman fell and whether there was any criminal act behind it.

Last week, a 35-year-old Egyptian mother of two children fell from the eighth floor balcony when she was talking over the phone. The woman’s body was repatriated on Sunday after autopsy which proved that there was no criminal act behind her death. The woman slipped and fell from the balcony.

Her husband told the police that he saw her falling but could not save her life even though she tried to clutch on to the wall of the building.

The police said in the past one month, several incidents of falling from heights happened in Sharjah due to the lack of caution while standing at a high level. Many people slipped and fell to death following which the Police urged residents to be cautious while standing in balconies or on the edge on high floors to avoid fatal falls.


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