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Watch: Crane crashes in stormy Dubai weather, 1 injured

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Filed on February 4, 2017 | Last updated on February 4, 2017 at 05.20 am
Watch: Crane crashes in stormy Dubai weather, 1 injured

(Bernd Debusmann Jr/Khaleej Times)

3 cars around the vicinity also caught fire.


As the city is hit by sandstorm and thundery winds since morning, a crane came down over Nassima Royal Hotel and fell along Sheikh Zayed road in the direction to Dubai, near the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Dubai Media Office tweeted that one person has been injured in the accident and have evacuated him to the hospital for treatment. Three cars were set on fire and Civil Defence teams are dealing with the blaze.

 

A video posted by Tess (@tessleev) on


Watch: Crane crashes in stormy Dubai weather, 1 injured (KT1032923.JPG)

(Pic by Zameer Hassan/Khaleej Times)

The accident has caused a long tail of traffic on the Sheikh Zayed road and the Dubai Media Office has advised drivers to use alternative routes to avoid traffic.

 

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Watch: Crane crashes in stormy Dubai weather, 1 injured (KT1033123.JPEG)

Given the unpredictable weather today, it is recommended that people stay indoors.  

 The Roads and Transport Authority and the Dubai Media Office has also sent out a series of tweets indicating that the Dubai Metro is temporarily closed from Al Jafiliya and Business Bay. Bus services are available in the affected stations.

Police are stopping the flow of people up the escalators to prevent too many people from being on the platform at once.






Crowds at Business Bay Metro (Photos by Bernd Debusmann Jr)

Watch: Crane crashes in stormy Dubai weather, 1 injured (KT1033323.JPEG)

Watch: Crane crashes in stormy Dubai weather, 1 injured (KT1033423.JPEG)

UPDATE

The Dubai Metro has returned to normal operation according to an update by the RTA.

Related

- Watch: Snowfall in UAE, temperature hits -2.2 degree

 With inputs from Bernd Debusmann Jr





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