Child, 3, dies after falling into well in Al Ain

Authorities urge people to block wells and refrain from sharing photographs of such incidents

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates - Reporter: N/A: A quiet street leads to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Grand mosque in Al Ain. Thursday, April 9th, 2020. Al Ain. Chris Whiteoak / The National
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A three-year-old child has died after falling into a 72-metre well in Al Ain.

The incident happened in Al Dhaher area of the city on Friday evening, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority said.

Emergency workers "dealt with the accident of a 3-year-old child falling into a well 72 metres deep ... in Al Dhaher area in Al Ain, which led to his death," the authority said on social media.

It called on the public to ensure wells are blocked or covered to prevent such incidents from happening.

The authority also urged people not to publish photos or information about the incident.

In Fujairah last month, a six-year-old Emirati girl was rescued from a well by a team from the Ministry of Interior.

Updated: March 26, 2022, 8:05 AM