Dubai Police this year rescued 18 children, most of whom were under five years, locked in cars or trapped in lifts and rooms.
Captain Mohammed Ibrahim Ahmed Al Reyaysa, Head of the department of the Hard Task and Rescue Team of Dubai Police, was quoted by 'Khaleej Times' as saying, during summer, if the AC does not function or stops due to lack of gas, then children will suffocate.
He said that the police teams could reach the scene within 12 minutes on receiving the information as the police patrols are being deployed in seven main areas in Dubai.
Captain Mohammed warned parents not to allow their children to play in lifts in residential buildings or shopping malls.
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