"According to the Gulf News report, Sultan Al Khayal, director of the media and public relations department in Sharjah Police, warned parents not to leave their children unattended at home and to instruct housemaids to keep a close watch on them."
Dubai, May 27 - A seven-year-old Indian boy died after falling from a 13th-floor apartment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Tuesday.

The boy, identified as K.Gh.J., was playing in the flat when he fell from the apartment's balcony in the Al Shuweihein area in Sharjah Monday, Gulf News reported.

Police have taken the boy's parents for questioning on suspicion of negligence.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are questioning witnesses.

The body of the child was moved to Al Kuwaiti Hospital in Sharjah and then to the forensic laboratory.

According to the Gulf News report, Sultan Al Khayal, director of the media and public relations department in Sharjah Police, warned parents not to leave their children unattended at home and to instruct housemaids to keep a close watch on them.

The tragedy is the latest in a series of fatal falls of children from high-rise apartment blocks across the UAE within the last year, the report stated.


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