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Three children who drowned in well buried
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Al Ain - The children fell into the well while running after a cat


Amira Agarib

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Published: Fri 25 Nov 2016, 5:02 PM

Last updated: Fri 25 Nov 2016, 7:26 PM

The three four-year-old children who fell and drowned in a well in the compound of their house in Al Nafia area in Al Ain were buried on Friday after Juma prayers.The children fell into the well while running after a cat. Among the children who drowned was one of a pair of twins. The other member of the pair survived and is in good health.He was taken to Al Alain hospital after he fell into the well. He has been discharged from the hospital.
He was playing with his twin Sultan Al Dramaki, his male cousin Mohamed Mubarak Khaliaf and female cousin Hissa Saeed Khalifa.
BackgroundThree children drowned to death while chasing a cat
Umm Mohammed, the children's aunt, told Khaleej Times that the well was dug over 20 years ago and had been used for irrigation. She said for years the well was neglected and unused and was covered with wood.The Al Ain police and emergency officials said that there is no criminal motive behind the death of the children and denied rumours that the maid had planned to get rid of the children. She said what happened is God's will. The children were lifted by divers and the rescue team of Al Ain Civil Defense .The divers experienced difficulty in lifting the children from the well and took a long time to do so. The children had difficulty breathing. The water was drained and then the children were lifted out. The father of the twins, who was in Germany, and the father of their cousins, who was in France, arrived early on Friday morning and attended the funeral.

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