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Labourer brawl sees 59 hospitalised

Hundreds of workers clash at labour camp in Dubai after argument between two men sparks violence.

Hundreds of Asian workers at a labour camp in Dubai were involved in a mass brawl on Monday, with 59 people hospitalised for injuries received during the melee.

The fight, believed to be between Pakistani and Indian labourers, began at 1:00 am in the Jebel Ali Industrial Area after an argument between two men, UAE daily Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday.

The injured workers were admitted to Rashid and Al Baraha hospitals, the newspaper said.

Dubai Police said they were taking precautionary security measures at the camp following the violence, including the deployment of anti-riot teams and increased patrols to prevent further clashes.

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Ahmed 11 years ago

People need to chill out.