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2-year-old twins drown in neighbour’s swimming pool

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Emirati twin boys, aged two years five months, drowned in the swimming pool of their neighbour at Khuzam area in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah late on Friday.

 

Brigadier Mohammed Saeed Al Humaidi, director-general of the central operations room, RAK Police, said they were alerted about two missing kids at 10.10pm.

“The RAK Police immediately launched an intensive search operation but could not find them.”

 

However, 83 minutes later, the operations room received a report of drowning of the two missing twins, according to Major Tariq Al Sharhan, chief of the Ambulance and Rescue Section, RAK Police.

 

“The rescue team fished out the two boys from the swimming pool and tried all ways to resuscitate them, but unfortunately, they were declared dead.”

 

Hassan Al Awadhi, uncle of the twins, said the duo were safely riding their bikes late when they found the door of their neighbour’s villa open.

 

“My 2.5-year-old nephews rode in and fell into the swimming pool of neighbour’s villa past 10 pm as it was dark.”

What made the situation worse was that the two bikes fell onto the two little boys, he added.

“They tried to get out of the shallow pool, but the bikes trapped them down into the water until they breathed their last.”

 

Mansoor Al Awadhi, the distraught father of the twins, identified as Abdullah and Zayed, said he “cannot force their neighbour to keep the door of his villa close but he should have sealed his swimming pool or kept it safe.”

 

The father does not plan to file a lawsuit against the neighbour.

“All kids are observed and attended to either by family members or domestic helpers, but my boys suddenly went missing, and the housemaid could not locate them. When their mother came back home after buying some stuff, she also could not find them. All family members and neighbours started searching for the missing boys at 10pm, when they were finally found drowned in neighbour’s swimming pool at about 11.30pm.”

 

Nobody had expected the children to enter the neighbour’s villa, which was three houses away.

“We only knew about the sorrowful drowning of my kids when the Ras Al Khaimah Police told us they found them dead in the neighbour’s pool.”

 

Brig Humaidi urged all families to always keep an eye on their children, particularly the young ones.

“They should never ever be kept alone or unattended. All corridours, doors, or paths, leading to the swimming pool should be strictly closed down. So, none can have access to the pool which should also be tightly sealed.”

 

The funeral prayers were performed for the twins at Sheikh Zayed mosque in Ras Al Khaimah following the Friday prayer, while the duo was later buried at the Hudaiba Cemetery.

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Breaking News : Oil tanker explodes in Lagos .

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A tanker explosion has occurred at Toyota bus-stop inwards Mile 2, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway.

The tanker was fully loaded with fuel at the time it exploded.

Oil tanker explodes in Lagos (photos/video)

Fire service arrived at the scene to put out the fire.

The Federal Fire Service giving an update on Twitter moments later, the Federal Fire Service said, “Update: The tanker fire situation at Toyota Bus stop, along Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Lagos State has been brought under control.”

 

Oil tanker explodes in Lagos (photos/video)

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Lagos state government shuts down all schools over #EndSARS protests

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The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of public and private schools in the state indefinitely.
This was announced in a press statement by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, on Monday.
The statement was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’.
It quoted the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the #EndSARS protests.”
The statement read in part, “The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.
“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”
Adefisayo added that “the safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period”.
She however advised parents to “keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society”.
The Commissioner also encouraged schools to “utilize other means of distance teaching and learning i.e radio, television and online media as they have been doing during and post the recent COVID-19 lockdown”.

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Siberian Husky Awaits Trial For Allegedly Murdering Neighbor Cat

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A Siberian Husky in Denver was accused of killing a neighbor’s cat and now sits in an animal shelter awaiting a trial.

Zuma, the 12-year-old dog who lives with Kevin and Valerie Kickham, reportedly wandered over to a neighbor’s yard in Central Park early August and took the life of a seven-year-old Tabby cat, according to FOX 31 News.

“It was only this one moment in time that I lost track of Zuma and something did occur,” Kevin confessed to the outlet with Valerie by his side.

Denver Animal Protection eventually picked Zuma up and has held him in their shelter since the alleged incident.

While Kevin and Valerie “feel bad” about the loss of the cat, they are very concerned for Zuma, whom they have sheltered since he was eight weeks old and call “son.”

“He’s very much our child,” stated Valerie.

“I remember him taking part of his first Thanksgiving turkey,” Kevin recalled fondly. “We fed him turkey in the bowl and next thing you know he actually jumped up and grabbed a piece of turkey for himself.”

A spokesperson for the Denver Animal Protection told the outlet that a judge may exonerate Zuma. If found guilty, however, Zuma could be put to sleep or relocated “somewhere outside the city.”

“It’s not a scenario that’s ideal,” explained Kevin.

While they await the trial date set for mid-November, the Kickhams are allowed weekly visits to the shelter.

“Both of our last visits he wasn’t excited,” Kevin told the news source. “It’s been very hard.”

With the life expectancy of a Siberian Husky ranging from 12 to 15 years, the couple are fearful they may not have much more time together with Zuma.

“We know that it’s not going to be much longer,” Kevin added. “We’ve cherished every moment with him.”

The outlet said they have reached out to the family of the feline victim, but there has been no response.

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