39-year-old suffocates to death in UAE house fire

39-year-old suffocates to death in UAE house fire

Fujairah - The victim's wife, who was also suffocated, was rushed to the Fujairah Hospital.



By Ahmed Shaaban

Published: Thu 6 Sep 2018, 7:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 7 Sep 2018, 10:38 AM

A 39-year-old Emirati man, identified as Fahd KM, suffocated to death in a fire that broke out in their house at Al Faisal district in Fujairah early at 2.44am.
The victim's wife, who was also suffocated, was rushed to the Fujairah Hospital.
Nine children and two housemaids escaped the fire, according to Brigadier Ali Obaid Al Tunaiji, director of the civil defence department in Fujairah. "The operations room was alerted of the blaze at 2:44am, following which firefighters were dispatched to the site to put out the flames."
The fire file has been referred to the police station concerned to identify the reasons behind the blaze, he said.
A neighbour to the family said they were shocked to know about the death. "Luckily, the other family members were evacuated on time otherwise it would have been a tragic incident as the massive fire in which seven kids of a family were suffocated to death early this year."
In the previous incident, the Emirati mother had lost all her seven children, aged between five and 13 years, after a fire broke out at their villa.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com
 


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