x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Man drowns in hotel swimming pool in Sharjah

The man, identified as Alexander K, 56 years old from Kazakhstan, was staying with his family at the hotel when the incident happened around midday on Tuesday.

SHARJAH // A man has drowned in a hotel swimming pool in the Al Khan neighbhourhood, police have confirmed.

The man, identified as Alexander K, 56 years old from Kazakhstan, was staying with his family at the hotel when the incident happened around midday on Tuesday.

Officers at Buahirah police station were notified by the hotel management and found the man dead at the scene.

The body has been taken to the police forensic laboratory. An investigation is underway.

In another accident, an Indian man, identified as Bora K T, 59, was injured at a work site when a piece of heavy iron fell on his head.

Officials from Al Qassimi hospital said the injured man was brought in for treatment by his work colleagues. He had suffered multiple fractures to his skull.

Tests also revealled he also suffered some internal bleeding. The man is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit.

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