Mum and kids die in house fire

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing cause of blaze at shared ac­com­mo­da­tion

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Nawal Al Ramahi @nawal_ramahi

A mother and her two daugh­ters died in a fire at their shared house in the Al Ghafya area of Shar­jah yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The woman, from Co­moros Is­land, burned to death, po­lice said, while the two girls, aged 12 and 13, suf­fo­cated.

The fire started about 11.30am, said a Shar­jah Po­lice of­fi­cial.

It is be­lieved that two fam­i­lies lived in the villa.

Fire­fight­ers were able to res­cue the other res­i­dents from the burn­ing build­ing, said Lieu­tenant Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Civil De­fence in Shar­jah.

The emer­gency ser­vices reached the scene in three min­utes af­ter the oper­a­tion room re­ceived a call about the blaze, Al Naqbi added.

Colonel Ali Salem Al Khayal, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Shar­jah Po­lice Cen­tral Op­er­a­tions, and Al Naqbi both at­tended the scene of the in­ci­dent and over­saw the oper­a­tion. The bod­ies of the two girls were taken to Al Qas­simi Hos­pi­tal in Shar­jah, while the body of their mother was moved to Al Kuwaiti Hos­pi­tal. Po­lice said that the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of the fire was on­go­ing.

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