A five-month-old Pakistani boy died on Monday night after falling from his mother’s arms on the escalator at Sharjah International Airport, UAE.
The woman was about to depart the UAE for Pakistan when the accident happened.
According to reports, the Pakistani mother had passed through passport control and was carrying her baby and her handbag up an escalator when she lost control and the baby fell down the escalator.
The baby boy sustained injuries in different parts of his body.
The director-general of Sharjah International Airport, Salem Al Midfa, said the mother and child were treated at the airport’s clinic before moving them to Al Qassimi Hospital where officials said the baby was in critical condition when he arrived. Sadly, after a short while, the baby was pronounced dead.
Local newspapers say the reason why the baby fell from his mother’s arms was because she got tired, as she carried him in her arms all the way to the airport.