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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sharjah riot

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sharjah riot
These shocking images, exclusive to ArabianBusiness.com, show the devastation caused by workers after a riot at their labour camp in Sharjah. (Ahmed Elhawi)
EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sharjah riot
Around 1,500 employees of engineering contractor Drake & Scull.were involved in the riot, during which they damaged and set fire to property and vehicles. (Ahmed Elhawi)
EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sharjah riot
Workers set fire to management offices within their labour camp and smashed windows, state news agency Wam reported. (Ahmed Elhawi)
EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sharjah riot
Workers also burnt down five cars, damaged 40 others and stoned 28 buses, before turning their anger on police officers and labour officials at the scene, Wam said. (Ahmed Elhawi)
EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sharjah riot
One eyewitness claimed up to 40 buses and eight cars had been destroyed, some of which had been set on fire. (Ahmed Elhawi)
EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sharjah riot