Four boys drown in pond in Abu Dhabi during Eid holiday

Four boys drown in pond in Abu Dhabi during Eid holiday

Abu Dhabi - Divers jumped into the pond and pulled the boys out, and rushed them to a nearby hospital.



by

Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Tue 5 Sep 2017, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Tue 5 Sep 2017, 10:47 AM

Four children, including two brothers, died after drowning in a fishpond at a farm in Al Bahia area of Abu Dhabi.

The incident occurred on Sunday, the third day of Eid Al Adha, when the boys, including a 12-year-old Emirati and three Arabs aged 10, 11 and 12, from the same family were playing around the big pond that is used for raising fish.

The fishpond, which is about 30 metres deep and 10 metres wide, is located in the middle of the farm, around 45km away from Abu Dhabi city.

Abu Dhabi Police said on Monday evening that the Al Rahba Police Station received information from residents about four boys that had drowned after falling in a water pond at a farm.

Police rescue teams and paramedics rushed to the area. Divers jumped into pond and pulled the boys out of the water.

Paramedics provided the necessary first aid to the boys before they were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they later died.

The boys were buried at Baniyas graveyard on Monday afternoon.

Abu Dhabi Police have expressed their sorrow and deepest condolences to the families of the boys.

Police have also urged parents to always monitor the movements of their children and to always cover the ponds, water dams or holes located near their homes to avoid the occurrence of such tragedies in the future.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com 


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