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Dubai workers escape construction collapse

Workers managed to escape without serious injuries as part of a building under construction in Dubai collapsed.

Following the glass and metal structure crumpling around them, a police official reported that all of the workers had been accounted for at the site in the city’s built up Deira section.

Brigadier Anas al-Matroushi from the local police said that sabotage had been ruled out as a cause for the crumbling construct, which ended up covering several parked cars with rubble.

Despite the amount of construction projects completed in Dubai being hit significantly by the economic downturn, building work is still constantly being completed in the area.

Accidents like this are not commonplace but in March this year three workers were killed when high winds caused part of a warehouse under construction to collapse.

In November 2008, there was also an incident of a crane falling on to Dubai’s main highway, but it caused no injuries.

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