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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 19 July 2018

Workers rescued after wall collapses on them in Ajman

Emergency services work to free injured men

Ajman rescue crews work to free six men who were crushed when a villa wall collapsed on them on Sunday. Courtesy: Ajman Civil Defence
Ajman rescue crews work to free six men who were crushed when a villa wall collapsed on them on Sunday. Courtesy: Ajman Civil Defence

Six workers have been rescued after a wall collapsed, trapping them under a pile of debris.

Ajman Civil Defence said the incident took place about noon on Sunday in the Hamidiya residential district.

The men, described as Asian and African, were working on a villa when they were struck by falling bricks.

Firefighters worked with colleagues from Sharjah Civil Defence to dig the men out and ambulances took them to Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Ajman.

Brigadier Mohammed Ali Jumeirah, director of fire stations at Ajman Civil Defence, urged to contractors to abide by safety rules to protect workers lives.

The authorities did not state the definitive cause, nor say whether action is expected to be taken against their employer.

Ajman rescue crews work to free six men who were crushed when a villa wall collapsed on them on Sunday.
Ajman rescue crews work to free six men who were crushed when a villa wall collapsed on them on Sunday. Courtesy: Ajman Civil Defence

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