Crane collapses in Abu Dhabi, crushing five cars

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A crane has collapsed at a construction site in Abu Dhabi on Monday morning after it was being transported using a lighter and smaller mobile crane, reported local authorities on Tuesday.

Five cars in a parking lot were crushed. No casualties were reported, however, one man suffered from minor injuries, reported Gulf News.


The incident, which is the second of its kind in a week in the UAE, took place along Hamdan street in al-Zahiya area, also known as the Tourist Club Area.

According to one of the laborers working on the crash-site, the mobile crane “had the capacity of 20 tons, while tower crane and its book were much heavier.”

In a similar chain of events, a crane crashed in Sharjah on Saturday evening in al-Nahda. A Pakistani worker who helped save several children from the crash is currently in critical condition.

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