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24 April 2024

13-year old falls to death from window

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By VM Sathish

A teenager accidentally fell to her death from the window of a 15-storey building in Jawasat Road, Abu Dhabi on Saturday afternoon.
Thirteen-year-old Asma Abdul Rasakh, a student of Indian High School, was fixing a curtail hook, when the chair she was standing on slipped and threw her out of the window and she died on the spot, eyewitnees told 'Emirates 24|7'.

"Yesterday around noon, we heard a loud sound. It's only a little later that we learnt that a girl had fallen from the 11th floor window. Immediately a lot of people assembled and Abu Dhabi Police soon cordoned off the area.  We don’t know how the accident happened, but two of the windows of the 11th floor flat remain open now,” said an eyewitness.

Family members said the body is kept at the Central Hospital morgue and would be cremated in Abu Dhabi once the formalities are complete.

The family hails from Perla, Kasargodu district of Kerala, India. She is survived by two brothers, Athif and Imad, and parents.

Her father, Abdul Rasak, runs computer shops – Electra Computers and  Casina Compters in Abu Dhabi.

An official from Indian High School said: “She was in grade eight. We mourn her accidental death."