Dubai Police rescue 26 kids from locked cars, rooms this year

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 7, 2021
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212 children rescued from beginning of 2020 till end of February 2021.

The Dubai Police have rescued 11 children locked in their parents' cars in the first two months of 2021. The force also rescued 15 kids, who got stuck in rooms and bathrooms in January and February.

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A top officer said the police have had to rescue 212 children after they got stuck in cars, elevators, rooms and bathrooms from the beginning of 2020 till February this year.

In 2020, the police rescued 186 children, including 53 from locked cars; nine from elevators; and 124 who got locked in rooms and bathrooms.

The official said that though a home is the safest environment for a child, parents must be cautious not to neglect safety precautions.

This includes keeping an eye on their children and not leaving car keys within their reach.

The official pointed out that domestic workers must be trained to follow these safety rules as well.

Afkar Abdullah

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