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Girl, 9, drowns in rainwater in RAK

Father of Emirati girl tried to save her but was only able to rescue her cousin.

RAS AL KHAIMAH // An Emirati girl has drowned after she and her cousin fell into a pool of deep rainwater.

The 9-year-old from RAK was spending the day in the Shoka area with her family when she and her cousin fell into the water. Her father attempted to save both girls but was only able to save his niece, also 9.

Lieutenant Colonel Saeed Mohammed Al Muhairi, head of Al Minei police station, said rescuers were dispatched upon receiving a call about the girls.

He called on people to exercise caution and avoid areas of accumulated rainwater. He warned that such pools are hazardous and unfit for swimming.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Updated: October 8, 2016 04:00 AM

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