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Mon 18 May 2015 04:18 PM

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Arab expat dies when crane topples on Doha road

Egyptian expat killed and three other men seriously injured in crane accident - report

Arab expat dies when crane topples on Doha road
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An Egyptian expat was killed and three other men seriously injured when a crane crashed onto a busy road in Doha on Sunday.

According to local media reports, the crane toppled a few metres before the F-Ring Road-Airport Road intersection at around 10.45am, trapping the workers as it fell.

No vehicles were caught underneath it, and it is not yet clear how the huge crane fell.

The stretch of road where the newly built F-Ring Road joins Airport is usually heavy with traffic throughout most of the day.

“It was sheer providence that no vehicle was passing through the spot where the crane fell,” a motorist told Gulf Times.

The newspaper said strong winds were blowing across the country at the time of the accident, but it is not yet known whether this was what caused the crane to fall.

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