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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 June 2018

Emirati girl injured as iron gate falls on her in Fujairah

Follows a number of incidents across the UAE of gates falling on children

The injured girl was taken to Fujairah hospital. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National
The injured girl was taken to Fujairah hospital. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

A seven-year-old Emirati girl suffered from moderate cuts and head injury after the iron front gate fell on her as she was playing in her home front yard in Fujairah.

Medical staff at Fujairah Hospital said that the girl arrived on Saturday afternoon with a minor head injury and moderate cuts and received immediate medical care.

“Her family said that she was playing near the iron front gate when it fell on her but was protected by some furniture placed close to the gate which prevented the door from falling completely on her,” said one of the hospital staff.

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“She suffered from a minor head injury and some cuts and received medical care immediately.”

In December 2016, a seven-year-old Emirati girl was crushed to death after an iron house gate fell on her as she was trying to close the gate at the family’s home in Fujairah.

A four-year-old Emirati girl died in Ajman in January 2016 when an iron front gate fell on her as she waved goodbye to her aunt.