Building collapses near Al Ittihad Road in Deira
Published: August 16, 2009, 17:24
Dubai: A building collapsed in Dubai on Sunday afternoon, police confirmed.
The building, a six-storey office under construction, was near Al Ittihad Road in Deira and fell at around 3pm according to eyewitnesses.
Dubai Police are investigating and so far no casualties have been reported.
The news spread quickly through micro-blogging website Twitter, with Tweeter @MaliZomg taking pictures and posting them soon after.
Eyewitness Shahid Bashir Ahmad said, "It was around 3.30pm when I saw the building collapse! I’ve never seen anything like this. There was glass everywhere; it seemed like half the building just fell to the floor. I don’t know how it happened – it just happened really fast. I was standing at a traffic signal nearby and within a few minutes, police cars and ambulance vehicles sped to the location. Construction workers were present, working at the nearby bridge – no one could believe their eyes."