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4-year-old falls to death from UAE building while playing on tablet

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 24/9/2018 Afkar Abdullah
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A four-year-old Arab boy fell to his death from his apartment's balcony in Ajman as he was playing on his mobile tablet. The tragic mishap happened from the fourth floor of a building in Al Nuaimiya area.

The building's watchman notified the police after he witnessed the little boy fall, clutching his tablet.

Lt.-Col. Ghaith Khalifa Al Kaabi, head of the Nuaimiya comprehensive police department, told Khaleej Times that they were notified about the incident at 12pm on Monday. A team of police officers and paramedics found the little boy dead at the site.

"The boy was playing with his tablet in the balcony, when he climbed a railing, lost his balance and fell to his death. The body was shifted to the Khalifa Hospital," said Lt.-Col. Al Kaabi.

The initial probe revealed that the mother was at home when he fell, but couldn't save him. She screamed for help, catching the attention of the watchman.

The distraught mother told the police that she was attending to her younger daughter and trying to put her to sleep, when the boy sneaked into the balcony.

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