x

Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Electrical fault caused fire that killed seven siblings in Fujairah

Investigators have established that sparks caused by faulty wiring set fire to the living room furniture, which was made of flammable materials

Inside view of the house where seven Emirati children, four girls and three boys, died of smoke inhalation in a Monday morning house fire in Fujairah. Pawan Singh / The National
Inside view of the house where seven Emirati children, four girls and three boys, died of smoke inhalation in a Monday morning house fire in Fujairah. Pawan Singh / The National

The fire that killed seven Emirati siblings in Rol Dhadna on Monday was caused by an electrical fault, police have said.

Sparks caused by faulty wiring set fire to the living room furniture, which was made of flammable materials, forensic investigators have established.

“The investigations found that the fire was caused by an electrical fault occurred in the living room,” said Maj Dr Saeed Al Hassani, head of the media department at Fujairah Police.

Fujairah police were alerted to the fire in Roll Dhadna at 5.40am on Monday and immediately dispatched patrols, ambulances and firefighters to the site.

The four girls and three boys were found unconscious and immediately transferred to Dibba hospital where they were all pronounced dead due to smoke inhalation.

_______________

Read more:

Family and friends attend funeral of seven siblings killed in...

Dubai Civil Defence-linked fire alarms to become mandatory in villas

Dubai authorities triple plans for fire detection systems following Fujairah tragedy

RELATED ARTICLES
Recommended