Boy drowns while on a family holiday in Kuwait

January 21, 20190 Comments

An Emirati boy who drowned during a family holiday in Kuwait has been laid to rest in Fujairah. The family of Saif Al Hassani, 2, travelled to Kuwait last Tuesday for a holiday. They checked into a hotel apartment and at around midday, noticed their son had gone missing.

“We were waiting at the hotel lobby for a car to take us to another place for lunch when Saif disappeared, at around 12.30pm,” his mother, Wafaa Al Naqbi, 24, told The National. “We started searching for him and within a few minutes his father found him unconscious at the pool.”

Ms Al Naqbi said the pool was unsupervised and the door leading to it had been left open. “My husband closed the pool door when we arrived at the lobby so someone must have opened the door for Saif. The door was heavy and he would not have been able to open it himself,” she said.

The family did not know the number for Kuwaiti police so they took their son to a medical centre nearby. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

“Saif was my elder son and I cannot believe that he is no longer with us. We are all shocked,” said Ms Al Naqbi.

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