Man and woman fall to death from Sharjah towers

Sharjah Police is investigating the apparent suicide by an Asian woman who threw herself down from the balcony of her 31st floor apartment last Thursday around 5pm.

Officers of the Lake police station found the dead body of the 36-year-old woman on top of a vehicle parked under the building.

The coroner, who examined the body, said death happened as a result of injuries caused by fall from high altitude. 

Another fall from tower

A couple of hours after this incident, TPT, an unemployed Arab man of about 40 years, fell from the kitchen balcony of his 12th floor apartment on Gamal Abdel Nasser Street in Sharjah and died.

The deceased lived with his family consisting of father, mother, sister and three brothers. According to his family, he was suffering from psychological illness.

Baby survives fall from 7th floor by lucky landing

A two-year-old baby sustained no major injuries when she tumbled out of a seventh floor apartment in eastern Turkey, apparently saved by a lucky landing in snow, Anatolia news agency said on Sunday.

The unsupervised baby girl fell from the balcony of her family's seventh floor apartment but suffered no significant injuries when she soft-landed on a pile of snow that slid from the roof.

Doctors at a Mus city hospital where the toddler was rushed said "there is nothing to worry about for now" but that she would be kept in hospital care for a few more days for observation, the agency said.

The baby's mother, occupied in the kitchen when the incident happened, said she was shocked when neighbours brought her home after the fall.

Dad gets 15 years for killing little daughter

A Saudi court sentenced a local man to 15 years in prison for torturing his 10-year-old daughter to death and burying her secretly before the body was unearthed nearly 16 years ago, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Police who found the body of the 10-year-old Hanan kept it in the morgue for several days before burying her as no one claimed the body.

The crime remained unknown all those years until the man’s Asian wife reported him to the police last month for mistreating her and their children.

She then disclosed to police that her 55-year-old husband tortured Hanan to death by tying her to a tree inside their house in the western town of Madina and beating her with a big stick for a long time.

She said her husband then took his dead daughter and secretly buried her in another area in Madina before forcing her and the children to go to nearby Makkah for Umra (mini pilgrimage). The man then went to police in Makkah and claimed that Hanan had disappeared while she was with him during Umra.

“Police then linked the body found 16 years ago to what that wife told them…during interrogation, the man confessed to his crime and showed police where he buried his daughter,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sharq said.

2 drown off Sharjah after ignoring storm warning

A Palestinian man and a Pakistani teen age boy drowned off Sharjah on Saturday while they were swimming despite police warning because of high waves and strong currents, a newspaper said on Sunday.

The 38-year-old Palestinian was plucked out of the water on Khan beach and underwent resuscitation but he could not be saved.

Emirat Alyoum daily said the body of the 14-year-old Pakistani was found by the civil defence off Hira beach.

Meanwhile, heavy rain is expected across the UAE over the next few days, according to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology.

Rain is expected to start over the eastern and northern parts of the UAE and gradually spread across the country.

Temperatures will drop slightly while fresh winds will lift sand at times.

Meteorologists at the centre have said the amount of rain recorded throughout winter and early spring has been less than the average. This year has also been slightly colder than usual
 

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