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Two children among 5 dead in Sharjah fire
By Lina Abdel Rahman February 12, 2018
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SHARJAH: A massive fire broke out in the early hours of Monday (around 3am) in Sharjah, claiming the lives of two children and three adults. The tragic incident took place in the first-floor apartment of a building in the Al Butaina area.

The fire gutted the whole flat. Huge plumes of smoke were seen billowing into the sky. Firefighters brought the blaze under control, before it could spread to neighbouring apartments.
 
The children were Arab nationals, while the three others who perished in the blaze included the mother of the two dead kids, a Pakistani woman and an Indian man.
 
Preliminary investigations revealed that the victims died due to suffocation from toxic fumes. Civil Defence, police and ambulance teams rushed to the site. The building was evacuated and tenants who suffered from suffocation were admitted to Al Kuwait hospital.
 
According to a Sharjah Civil Defence official, the main cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained and would be revealed by the forensic laboratory of Sharjah Police after the premises of the flat were handed over to the police for a probe.

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