x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Ajman girl dies after television falls from wall

Ajman police say Fateema Kadhim was playing in her father's house when the wall-mounted television fell.

AJMAN // A five-year-old girl has died after a television fell on her head in her family home.

Fateema Kadhim, from Afghanistan, was playing in her father's house with her two siblings and two other relatives when the television, mounted on wall brackets, fell, police said. The family rushed her to the GMC hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

"Once our team established she was dead we immediately called the police," said a doctor at the hospital's emergency department, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "The police took the body for investigations. We couldn't keep it here."

Fateema's remains were moved to the police forensic laboratory yesterday and will be released to her family once official inquiries have confirmed there was no foul play involved in her death, police said.

"We still haven't established if she had tampered with the television or someone in the house did," a police spokesman said. "We are already investigating with the family on the circumstances that brought the TV down."

The fatality, which occurred in the Karama area, happened one day after the body a five-month-old male infant, who police said had apparently been murdered, was found near a mosque in the same neighbourhood. Investigations into that incident are ongoing.

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