UAE: 12-yr-old Indian girl falls to death from 17th floor in Sharjah

According to neighbours, the police rushed to the spot but were not able to save the girl


Nasreen Abdulla

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Published: Sat 13 May 2023, 6:04 PM

Last updated: Sat 13 May 2023, 11:26 PM

A 12-year-old girl died after falling from the 17th floor of her residential building in the Al Nahda area in Sharjah on Wednesday.

The girl, hailing from the southern Indian state of Kerala, had returned home from school, where her mother works as a teacher, when the incident happened. The child’s father was away in India when the accident occurred.

According to neighbours, the police immediately rushed to the spot but were not able to save the girl.

Social worker Ashraf Vadanappilly said the child’s body has been repatriated. “We got all the necessary documentations, and the body was sent to India for burial on Saturday morning,” he said.

According to the death report issued by Al Qassimia hospital in Sharjah, the child died due to a head injury.

This is the first such incident involving the youth that had been recorded this year. Last year, an Arab boy died after throwing himself off a balcony in Sharjah’s Al Majaz area. In 2021, a 17-year-old fell to her death from the 39th floor of her apartment building.

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