Dubai residents sickened by sewage

Waste water floods International City area for second week in a row, infuriating residents.
By Andrew White
Thu 03 Jul 2008 01:17 PM

Sewage has flooded an area of Dubai's International City for the second week in a row, infuriating the development's residents, UAE daily Gulf News reported on Thursday.

An entire car park, roads and pavements are now submerged under the sewage, which was still rising up from the drains on Wednesday, the newspaper said.

The sewage is now just a metre from the entrances of some residential buildings in the ‘England’ cluster, near one of the main roads, while the car park is also flooded with the waste water.

Motorists are being forced to drive through the pools and around the hazard caused by tankers that are working to pump out the water, while the smell - worsened by the summer heat - was attracting swarms of flies.

A spokesperson for the city's master developer Nakheel told the newspaper a team was working on measures to resolve the situation.

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