Child left alone, saved from balcony edge

Residents were shocked when they saw a two-year-old Arab boy playing alone on the edge of the balcony of his apartment in Khorfakkan.

He was left alone in the house by his father.

Police received an urgent call from passers-by and rushed to the area. They stormed into the flat and reached the boy in the last minute.

“The  boy was standing on the edge of the balcony and his father had gone out leaving him alone. But he was saved in the last moment,” a civil defence spokesman said, quoted by Emarat Alyoum Arabic language daily.

He said the case had been referred to the police so they will take measures against the father.