Wind tears down Ramadan tent in Ras Al Khaimah

Workers remove the torn Iftar tent from Corniche Al Qawasim road on Sunday. — Supplied photo
Workers remove the torn Iftar tent from Corniche Al Qawasim road on Sunday. - Supplied photo

Ras Al Khaimah - It was being installed to provide free meals for poor workers and vulnerable people.



By Ahmed Shaaban

Published: Sun 13 May 2018, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 14 May 2018, 11:26 AM

 Today's strong winds in the UAE tore down one of the big Iftar tents in Ras Al Khaimah.
It was being installed to provide free meals for poor workers and vulnerable people. The mishap took place at the Corniche Al Qawasim early on Sunday morning, according to Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Al Hammadi, director of the RAK Public Works and Services Department.
"We immediately dispatched staff workers and cleaners to clear the torn-down tent's remains from the arterial road," Al Hammadi said.
Further complaints have been reported on falling trees and rocks, particularly in open areas and mountainous valleys, he added. Mohammed Ibrahim, an Emirati resident, told Khaleej Times that he was shocked to see the fallen Iftar tent on the Corniche road. "But, what really delighted me was the immediate response from the public works staff who got to the scene in record time and cleared the wastes and remains from the road."
The RAK police have, meanwhile, deployed more traffic patrols on all internal roads and highways to help the people and ensure traffic flow. "Residents should report emergency cases to toll (999) and simple mishaps to phone numbers: (072356611 - 072356600)."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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