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18-month-old boy drowns in bath tub in Sharjah’s Al Majaz

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The boy was declared dead when he was rushed to Al Qassimi Hospital.

An 18-month-old toddler drowned in a bath tub in his family’s apartment in Sharjah’s Al Majaz area, the police said on Thursday. The boy was declared dead when he was rushed to Al Qassimi Hospital.

The Sharjah Police received a call from the hospital two days ago, informing them of the boy’s death. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause and circumstances surrounding the incident.

The body of the Asian boy has been transferred to the forensic laboratory for an autopsy, and family members have been questioned as part of the probe.

The case has been referred to the public prosecution, the police said.

Afkar Abdullah