x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Three workers die in Sharjah construction collapse

Three construction workers have died when the scaffolding they were working on collapsed.

Three construction workers died in Sharjah on Friday when the scaffolding they were working on collapsed. Two of the workers were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in al Nahda and the third was admitted to Al Qassimi hospital in critical condition. He died during Saturday night from a severe brain haemorrhage and multiple fractures. "Our team has tried its best to save the worker's life," said a spokesman for the hospital. "We made one operation to stop the brain bleeding but the situation was deteriorating for the more than 30 hours he stayed in the intensive care unit." The accident follows the death of four men after a maintenance cradle at Ansar Mall in Sharjah collapsed a fortnight ago. ykakande@thenational.ae