Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Anim na tao, kabilang ang dalawang Pilipino, ang inakusahan ng kapabayaan matapos ang apat na taong gulang na batang lalaki ay nalunod sa isang swimming pool ng paaralan sa Sharjah sa United Arab Emirates.

Ang insidente ay nangyari noong Nobyembre 14 habang nasa swimming class ang bata. Ayon sa mga nakalap na pagtatanong, ang batang lalaki ay umalis sa lugar ng pool pagkatapos ng swimming class upang magpalit ng damit sa locker room, iniulat ng Khaleej Times.

Nalaman ng isa sa mga katulong na nawawala na ang bata at nagsimulang maghanap. Pagkatapos ay natagpuan ng katulong ang batang lalaki na nalunod na sa pool, at nagsimulang mataranta. Ang isa sa mga akusado ay dumating at nirescue ang batang lalaki.

Dalawang buwan matapos ang insidente, ang may-ari ng Emirati ng paaralan, kasama ang limang tauhan – isang tagapagturo ng edukasyon sa pisikal na Arabo, isang Italyanong swimming instructor, isang gurong Australyan, isang Filipino shadow teacher at isa pang Pilipino na babae – ang sinampahan ng kapabayaan dahil sa hindi pagbabantay sa pool lugar.

Ang may-ari ng paaralan ay kinasuhan dahil sa hindi pagpapanukala ng kaligtasan sa lugar ng pool, pati na rin ang pag alis sa pool na walang pangangalaga, pati na rin ang kawalan ng harang na pumipigil sa mga bata para hindi mahulog at mga pintuan sa pool na walang kandado o pag-iingat sa kaligtasan.

Tinutukoy ng ama ng batang lalaki na ang paaralan ang may sala at buong responsibilidad sa  kamatayan ng kanyang anak. Sinabihan niya din ang paaralan na hindi marunong lumangoy ang kanyang.

Ang lahat ng akusado ay tinanggihan ang mga inaakusa na inihain laban sa kanila.

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