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Building collapses in Dubai
A building under construction in Dubai collapsed on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3.30pm...
August 16, 2009 4:12 by Dana El Baltaji
A building under construction in Dubai collapsed on Sunday afternoon at approximately 3.30pm, according to the Dubai Police. Debris from the building fell onto Abu Hail Road, close to the Ramada Continental Hotel, forcing the police to cordon off the street.
The authorities would not confirm any causalities, but witnesses informed Kipp that ambulance crews were in the area. According to the police, construction workers at the site were able to escape from the building before it collapsed.
However, Abu Dhabi-based daily The National reported that the authorities began a search for those trapped in the wreckage.