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Worker dies in wall collapse

An Indian worker died and four others were injured after a wall collapsed near a building under construction in Ajman.

An Indian worker died and four others were injured after a wall collapsed near a building under construction in Ajman.

Speaking to
Construction Week

, chief of Ajman police Colonel Ali Abdullah Alwan, said: "The workers were trying to fix the wall of a manhole from the inside when it collapsed on top of them, killing one and injuring four others."

"The cement on the wall was still not dry when the workers were attempting to work on it," said Alwan.

While the 40-year-old Indian, employed by Al Shula Contracting Company, died on the spot, four others including three Egyptians and another Indian, sustained serious injuries.

The injured workers sustained fractures on their backs and legs and were taken to Khalifa Hospital by Ajman Police and Civil Defence teams.

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