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One killed, 17 injured in mosque building collapse

by Daniel Shane on May 12, 2013




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The collapse of an under-construction mosque in the UAE left one worker dead and injured 17 on Saturday, according to state news in the Gulf country.

Police told the official WAM news agency that a ceiling at the structure Medinat Zayed, Western Region, caved in while workers were casting the concrete. Authorities said that the dead worker and 16 of those injured were unspecified Asian nationals, while one hurt in the accident was an Arab national.

The 17 injured workers were to said to have suffered slight to moderate injuries.

''[An] investigation is still going on to determine the cause of the incident,'' Colonel Ajeel Ali Abdullah, Director of Western Region Police Directorate, said.



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