Mother, child injured as water heater bursts in Al Ain

Abu Dhabi: A mother and her child suffered injuries after a water heater burst in their home in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi Police said on Thursday.

Both were transferred to the hospital for treatment.

Major Abdullah Mattar Al Daheri, director of fires section in Al Ain, said, they replaced a copper safety valve of another type not intended for heaters, which led to problems in the water heater of depositing salt in the valve.

The police urged residents to carry out regular maintenance of their water heaters to avoid any incidents.

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