UAE | Emergencies

Three killed in construction site accident in Dubai

The four Asian workers were pouring cement to lay the foundations of the house when a heap of sand collapsed resulting in the cement barrier falling on them

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 20:03 March 14, 2010

  • Image Credit: Gulf News

Dubai: Three people were killed and a fourth was seriously injured when a cement barrier of a house under construction fell on them in Al Mezhar on Sunday.

The four Asian workers were pouring cement to lay the foundations of the house when a heap of sand collapsed resulting in the cement barrier falling on them.

Lieutenant Colonel Shawqi Al Shawab of Al Qusais Police Station, and Major Juma Ahmad Butti, Director of the Rescue Department at Dubai Police Operations Department, arrived at the scene along with a rescue team to pull the bodies of the workers from the under the rubble, while the injured was rushed to Rashid Hospital.