Fujairah: Seven children died in a suspected suffocation case after a fire broke out in their house in Rol Dhadna, Fujairah, early on Monday.
The siblings — four girls and three boys — were aged between five to 15-years-old, according to authorities here.
Among the victims were five-year-old twins Sara and Sumaiyah.
The mother called the police 5.40am reporting a fire in her house and that her children were inside, according to authorities.
Major General Mohammad Ganem Al Kaabi, Commander-in-Chief of Fujairah Police, confirmed the incident to Gulf News.
Brigadier Ali Al Tunaiji, Director General of Fujairah Civil Defence, told Gulf News that they received reports about a fire incident in a house at 5.40am.
The fire damaged part of the house. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
Police and emergency workers found the children motionless and their bodies were moved to Dibba Fujairah hospital.
Obeid Khudem, Director of Dibba Fujairah hospital, said that emergency workers brought seven Emirati children and confirmed they died of suffocation.
The deceased belonged to the Al Suraidi family.
Authorities released the names of the victims: Twins Sara and Sumaiyah, 5; Ali Said, 9; Shaikha, 10; Ahmad, 11; Khalifa, 13; and Shouq, 15.
The funeral prayers will be held in Rol Dhadna mosque, after Dhuhr Prayer and they will be buried in Rol Dhadna cemetery.
More details to follow.