Riyadh: A five-year old girl died instantly yesterday after falling from the third floor of a shopping mall in the province of Jazan.
Her mother and other relatives were busy shopping and did not pay attention to the child who fell from the escalator as she was playing.
The mother was shocked on seeing her daughter lying dead in a pool of blood despite desperate attempts to save her.
The girl was laid to rest at the cemetery of Qaim Al-Dash in the Governorate of Sabya. Meanwhile, the security authorities have launched an inquiry into the accident.
Another child also fell at the same mall a few months ago and sustained critical injuries, prompting customers to call on the civil defence to inspect security and safety measures, according to a report in Sabq.
Twitter users posted comments expressing their grief and extending condolences to the bereaved family. They criticised other users who rushed to post pictures of the tragic incident on social media websites.