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21 February 2024

Dad jumps to death with baby after losing custody

By Staff

An Algerian man, angered by his loss of a legal battle to take custody of his 18-month-old son, went to his ex-wife, snatched the child and hurried to the top of the building before jumping to his death with the boy, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

The father, in his 30s, had a heated argument with his divorcee at her apartment in the building after losing a court custody case in the Northwestern town of Wahran.

“In a moment of anger, he snatched his son off his ex-wife, went to the top of the building and jumped down without giving a chance to anyone to try and talk to him…he and his son died on impact,” the Algerian Arabic language daily Al Shuruq said.

Man accidentally kills little daughter under car tyres

A Saudi man accidentally crushed his nine-year-old daughter to death under his car tyres when she fell off the vehicle while he was driving in the Gulf Kingdom.

The girl was rushed to hospital but she died on the way after she was critically injured in the accident south of the western Saudi town of Taif.

“Police said her father was driving his car when his daughter fell off…she landed under the car tyres but he could not avert her,” Okaz daily said.

Jordanian boy accidentally strangles 9-year-old brother

An 11-year-old Jordanian boy killed his nine-year-old brother when he accidentally strangled him with a roe while they were playing near their home in Jordan.

Newspapers said the two boys were playing with a rope just outside their house North of the capital Amman before the elder brother put the rope around the little boy’s neck.

He then started to pull him by the rope, not realizing the boy was strangled to death, they said, adding that the victim was rushed to hospital but was already dead.

Two little sisters charred to death while asleep

Two little Saudi sisters were charred to death while asleep in a fire that engulfed their house in the Gulf Kingdom due to an electric fault in the air conditioning set.

The girls had just gone to bed early to wake up for school in the morning when the fire broke out at their house in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah.

Newspapers said the two sisters were burned to death but they did not make clear what happened to the other family members. They also did not mention their age but said the  girls are in the second and third primary class.