EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sharjah riot

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These shocking images, exclusive to ArabianBusiness.com, show the devastation caused by workers after a riot at their labour camp in Sharjah. (Ahmed Elhawi)
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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)
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Workers set fire to management offices within their labour camp and smashed windows, state news agency Wam reported. (Ahmed Elhawi)
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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)
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One eyewitness claimed up to 40 buses and eight cars had been destroyed, some of which had been set on fire. (Ahmed Elhawi)
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Wed 19 Mar 2008 11:51 AM GST