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Tragic Fire in Sharjah Apartment Claims Lives of Father and Daughter

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A Heartbreaking Incident in Muwaileh

In a devastating turn of events, a Pakistani man and his 11-year-old daughter lost their lives due to suffocation following a fire outbreak in their apartment in Sharjah’s Muwaileh area. The incident occurred in the early hours of today and has left the community in shock.

Critical Condition and Recovery of Family Members

The man’s wife is currently battling for her life in a critical condition at Al Qassimi Hospital. The couple’s other two children, a nine-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy, who also suffered from suffocation, are now recovering.

Swift Response and Evacuation Efforts

The fire reportedly broke out on the third floor of the apartment building. Brigadier Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence, informed that the firefighters reached the site within minutes and managed to contain the blaze rapidly. Other tenants in the three-story building were immediately evacuated to ensure their safety.

Investigation Underway

The cause of the fire remains unknown, and forensic teams have taken over the site for a thorough investigation. The authorities’ quick response was crucial in managing the situation and preventing further casualties.

Community Support and Assistance

In response to the tragedy, the Sharjah Social Services Department and the Child and Family Protection Centre have stepped in to provide necessary support and care for the children recovering from the incident.

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