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      20th April 2014, XXXVII/031
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Another pool tragedy

MANAMA: A fourth person has drowned in Bahrain, in as many months.

A 31-year-old man drowned while swimming at an apartment complex behind Jaffar Pharmacy, off Exhibition Avenue, Hoora.

Pakistani Waleed Ahmed was swimming in a pool on the 11th floor of Landmark Bahrain apartments, an Interior Ministry spokesperson confirmed yesterday.

The ministry had been alerted to the discovery of the body on Thursday night, he added.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Salmaniya Medical Complex.

Mr Ahmed is believed to have been a resident in the apartment block.

The spokesperson revealed that a full medical examination had already been conducted and that police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Mr Ahmed had been employed by KPMG Advisory as an assistant manager.

It is the fourth drowning in Bahrain in as many months, the earlier three involving children.

A call had gone out to parents to be extra vigilant while children play in pools or the sea after the death of Farah Arif Abdulwahab Ahmed of Hamad Town on June 21.

The six-year-old drowned at a pool in Sanad while she was with her mother and around 40 female relatives.

Two-year-old Bahraini Sara Mahmood drowned during a family picnic at a private pool in Busaiteen on June 21, and Bahraini Abdulrahman Mahmood Yousif, 10, drowned in the sea off Arad Fort on June 15.

 
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