A huge fire claims the lives of a Pakistani father and daughter in Sharjah.

On Thursday, a fire in Sharjah tragically claimed the lives of a Pakistani national, and one of his children.

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A terrible incident occurred in Sharjah, when a father and daughter, aged 11 and 11, tragically died in an apartment fire from asphyxiation. Authorities have confirmed that the father and daughter died in the tragic incident that happened in the early hours of the morning. At Al Qassimi Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the man's wife is now in serious condition.

The couple's two other children, a 9-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, experienced symptoms of suffocation but are now in the process of recovery after being rushed to the hospital. The apartment, situated on the third floor in the Muwaileh area, became the focal point of the fire, leading to the evacuation of other tenants from the three-story building as smoke quickly engulfed the structure.

Firefighters were quick to respond when the blaze broke out at about 2:08 in the morning, according to Brigadier Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, director-general of Sharjah Civil Defence. They reached the scene of the incident at 2:12 in the morning. Even though they acted quickly, the father and daughter were unable to escape the oppressive heat.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, and a forensic team has taken charge of the site for a thorough investigation. Within two minutes of their arrival, authorities managed to contain the blaze, and the police have cordoned off the area, sealing the building to ensure safety. The National Ambulance team also responded promptly to the emergency.

In addition to emergency services, a representative from the Sharjah Social Services Department's Child and Family Protection Centre has taken action to provide support and care for the children recovering from suffocation. This tragic incident underscores the importance of fire safety measures and highlights the collaborative efforts of various agencies in addressing the aftermath of such heart-wrenching events.

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