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Eid Al Adha 2020: Police warn children against using fireworks during celebrations

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on July 30, 2020
abu dhabi, eid al adha, uae, dubai, firecrackers

(Wam)

Illegal sale of firecrackers is a punishable offence.

The Abu Dhabi Police have warned residents of the dangers posed by fireworks during Eid Al Adha celebrations, while urging parents to monitor their children to avoid accidents.

The police pointed out that fireworks not only pose a risk to children but also other people in the vicinity, causing them permanent or temporary injuries, as well as damage to property.

Abu Dhabi Police urged parents to cooperate and commit to instructions, report companies that sell materials that may harm the community, and monitor their children and prevent them from playing with fireworks.

Police have warned that illegal use or sale of any kind of firecrackers without being will be penalised.

According to the law, a person caught selling fireworks without a licence can be jailed for a period of not less than six months or fined Dh10,000.

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.


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