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Man rescued after car plunges into 15-metre-deep hole in Dubai

Vehicle fell into 15-metre deep hole in Dubai's Al Khawaneej area; driver air-lifted to hospital

Dubai: Emergency workers in Dubai rescued a man after his car plunged into a construction excavation site on the first day of Eid on Friday, the Dubai Civil Defence said on Sunday.

The vehicle fell into the 15-metre hole at the site in Dubai's Al Khawaneej district and the driver was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for moderate injuries.

The rescuers used a ladder to retrieve the driver from the excavation site and airlifted him to the hospital. 

Name of imageEmergency workers lift a vehicle that fell into a 15-metre hole at a construction site in Dubai's Khawaneej district on Friday.  Dubai Civil Defence / Supplied

“The Dubai Civil Defense and Dubai Police teams rescued the driver and air-lifted him to the hospital using a police helicopter. He is recovering from his injuries,” official told Gulf News.

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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