Muhammad Rahmatullah, a Nepalese watchman, was watching maintenance workers on the 13th floor of a Sharjah high-rise when one noticed a youngster clutching at the edge of a window.
“Right then, I knew it was a matter of life and death, and a minute can make a difference,” Rahmatullah, 43, told Khaleej Times on Thursday, recounting how they phoned the police and appealed for everyone’s help to save the kid.
According to investigations, the five-year-old Syrian kid was napping when his mother went out to purchase his breakfast from the grocery store on the ground floor of the building. When the kid awoke, he thought he could leave via the window.
He then climbed out and became stuck. When residents and workers noticed him, he was already hanging from the window, standing on his toes on the edge.
How The Community Came To The Rescue
While the cops were on their way, renters and workers began stacking blankets and bedsheets to make a cushion that could perhaps protect the kid if he fell.
Rahmatullah, an Egyptian renter and a worker, rushed to the apartment.
“I called the boy’s father and asked for his permission to smash the door open.” “We got into the flat and got the kid back in,” recalled the watchman, a father of two.
“I chose to act immediately because it is my obligation to safeguard the safety of the building’s residents.” I replied like a father, too, because that youngster could have been my son.”
On Thursday, the police honored Rahmatullah and the renter, Adel Abdul Hafeez
“What happened was a miracle from almighty and a lesson to parents to guarantee the safety of their child,” the watchman stated.
Negligence Is Not A Reason
When the Civil Defense and cops arrived at the flat, they discovered that all of the windows satisfied the authorities’ precautionary standards. There was no evidence of negligence, and no lawsuit was brought.
The window through which the kid escaped was just approximately 10cm open. As a result, authorities have underlined that kids must be watched at all times.
“According to investigations, children who fall from high-rise buildings are victims of parental irresponsibility. In previous years, parents had left windows open and kept devices that kids may use to climb off balconies, “According to a top Sharjah Police official.
“When roaming around the house, it is critical to keep an eye on them. We will continue our ‘Your Child’s Safety is Your Responsibility’ campaign “, He continued.