I shall live on their memories: Mother who lost 7 kids in Fujairah fire
The agonised mother, in her thirties, said she could do nothing but accept her fate and surrender to her destiny.- Supplied photo
Ras Al Khaimah - Grandmothers and mothers in the area offer condolences to the distressed mother.
By Ahmed Shaaban
Published: Thu 25 Jan 2018, 11:00 PM
Last updated: Sun 28 Jan 2018, 8:23 AM
In response to a call from the Ras Al Khaimah Sports and Cultural Club, mothers, grandmothers and educators have offered condolences to the distressed mother who lost her seven kids in a recent fire at Rol Didana area.
All seven children of Salima Al Saridi were suffocated to death after the room the kids were sleeping in caught fire and was filled with heavy smoke in Fujairah.
The agonised mother, in her thirties, said she could do nothing but accept her fate and surrender to her destiny. "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return," she said. "I shall live on their memories, and recall their words in which they were bidding her farewell."
They used to tell me that they wish to join their late father who died because of a serious chronic disease five years ago, she added. The twins I gave birth to one month after their father's death were talking about their father on their last day just hours before their sorrowful demise, she said.
"They grew up fast," she said. "I have been everything for them; their father, mother and friend."
One of Al Saridi's sisters was saying that her story and struggling in life deserves to be narrated. "This is because of the so many hardships and challenges I have been through on my own.
"The only one who was supporting and comforting me were my kids. Though I am trying to be patient, my mother does not stop crying over their loss and that is what I cannot take and tears my heart."
Al Saridi thanked the prudent leadership for their support and attempt to comfort her and ease her suffering. "On top of these are the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement fire safety procedures and smoke detectors so that such tragic incidents do not take place."
Hesa Said, deputy president of the RAK Sports and Cultural Club, said their call to offer condolences to the mother was the least thing they can do. "This visit to the mother has had a significant positive impact on her. The members of the club spare no effort to enhance the social relationships among the members of the society."