UAE: Two-year-old boy dies after being run over near his home

After fighting for his life for three days in a hospital, the toddler succumbed to his injuries on Monday


Afkar Ali Ahmed


Nasreen Abdulla

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Published: Wed 29 Mar 2023, 7:33 AM

Last updated: Wed 29 Mar 2023, 3:37 PM

A two-year-old Arab child, who was seriously injured during a run-over accident on second day of Ramadan in Al Nuaimiya area of Ajman, succumbed to his injuries on late hours of Monday.

The deceased child, R.A., was the youngest of three children of a popular Instagram content creator D.M.. According to her, the boy was with his family in the house, a villa located next to St. Raisi in Al-Nuaimiya area. When his father went out to get things from the car, the child ran after him without anyone noticing him leaving the house.

She added, “The moment my son left, a vehicle driven by a (driver of) Arab nationality ran over him. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment and fought for his life for three days.”

The mother had posted a video clip on her Instagram page asking everyone to pray for her little one to recover. The boy spent three days in the hospital before his death on Monday. He is survived by two elder sisters.

Meanwhile, the influencer and content creation community in the UAE was plunged into sorrow after the boy's death. Several of them posted heartbreaking messages on social media.

The mother informed about her son’s death by posting a black and white photograph with words “Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we will all return” written in Arabic.

“This was not the outcome I had hoped for. I am heartbroken,” one influencer posted on Instagram, while reposting the influencer’s post. Several of them also attended the funeral prayers of the child as well as a condolence meeting, which is being held over three days in Ajman. The last day of the condolence meeting is Wednesday, March 29. Location links to this were shared by multiple sources.

On November 14 last year, the mother had shared a montage video of R.A. with the caption “You are my heartbeat Rakona, I love you.” The video had glimpses of her during her pregnancy, the birth of the boy and happy moments he had shared with his elder sisters and family.


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