Every Emirati’s home will be fitted with fire alarms at the expense of the UAE government, it was announced on Monday following a blaze in Fujairah which left seven children dead.
In a tweet by Dubai Media Office, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, directed the Civil Defence to immediately install the alarms across the UAE.
He said that the UAE government would foot the bill for anyone who can’t afford to have them installed.
Earlier on Monday, seven children died as a result of smoke inhalation following the house fire in Fujairah.
Emergency services were dispatched to the scene at Al-Balagh. All seven – three sons and four daughters – were pronounced dead when the police and civil defence patrols arrived at the scene.
Police said the eldest of the children was 13 and the youngest was five.
Source Credit: Arabian Business