3-year-old Emirati girl accidentally hangs herself with curtain rope

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Mum found daughter hanging by curtain rope in her bedroom in Fujeirah

A three-year-old Emirati girl accidentally killed herself in Dibba Fujeirah on Sunday night when she climbed up a chair and wrapped the curtain rope in her bedroom around her neck before slipping down, police said.

Maha was found hanging by the curtain rope by her shocked mother, who had just patted her daughter in the sitting room before the girl went to play in the bedroom.

“After missing her, the mother went into the bedroom and got a big shock when she saw her own daughter hanging by the curtain rope,” Dibba police chief Major Saif Rashid Al Zahmi said, quoted by Dubai-based Arabic language daily Emirat Alyoum.

He said the mother rushed her daughter to Dibba hospital just after the accident in the evening but the girl was already dead.

“The coroner confirmed no criminal act was involved in the child’s death…but police are still investigating the accident to determine the exact causes of death,” he said.

Hospital sources said preliminary examination showed Maha died of asphyxia after the rope tightened around her neck when she fell off the chair.


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