Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 10 December 2019

Fujairah mother cleared of causing death of seven children

The siblings died in a house fire in the emirate last year

A woman has been cleared of causing the death of her seven children in a fire in Fujairah last year.

The children, aged between five and 15, were asleep at their home in Dhadna village when the blaze started in their living room on January 22.

Police were alerted to the emergency at 5.40am but were unable to reach the scene in time to save them.

Firefighters found the siblings unconscious in their bedrooms, asphyxiated by the fumes.

On Monday, Dibba Al Fujairah Court in the emirate cleared the mother of causing the children's deaths.

Prosecutors had said the only door leading out of the property had been locked, meaning the children had no chance of escape.

In earlier press interviews, the mother has described the tragedy as a pain that "will stay in my heart forever".

Updated: November 18, 2019 03:36 PM

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