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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Sheikha Fatima offers condolences to family of seven children killed in house fire

Mother of the Nation said the tragedy caused her great sorrow

Inside view of the house where seven Emirati children died of smoke inhalation on Monday. Pawan Singh / The National
Inside view of the house where seven Emirati children died of smoke inhalation on Monday. Pawan Singh / The National

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak expressed her grief on Thursday over the deaths of seven Emirati children in a fire that broke out in a home in Fujairah this week.

The chairwoman of the General Women's Union, president of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, said the tragedy caused her great sorrow, and offered her heartfelt condolences to the Al Sreidi family.

On Monday, Fujairah police were alerted to the fire in Rul Dhadnah and immediately sent patrols, ambulances and firefighters to the home.

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Four girls and three boys aged between 5 and 13 were found unconscious and immediately transferred to Dibba hospital where they were pronounced dead as a result of asphyxiation due to the smoke.

On Thursday, Sheikha Fatima commended the country's leadership on their efforts to protect children in their homes, praising the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, to immediately equip thousands of homes with fire safety systems linked to civil defence operations rooms.

She also lauded Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, for providing support for the Al Sreidi family.

The Mother of the Nation called on all parents to take appropriate measures to prevent house fires.