Abu Dhabi building under construction partially collapses

Police urge residents to stay away from the scene

These images from police show the aftermath of the accident. Photo: Abu Dhabi Police
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A mosque under construction in the Bateen area of Abu Dhabi has partially collapsed.

Police and civil defence teams were at the scene on Thursday.

Officials said teams are working to deal with the incident after securing the site.

A number of workers were taken to hospital with injuries described as "minor to moderate". Police did not say how many were hurt.

“Abu Dhabi Police and Civil Defence teams are dealing with partial collapse of under construction building in Al Bateen area in Abu Dhabi. We call on the public not to approach the site,” Abu Dhabi Police said.

“A number of injuries reported from the incident and have been transferred to hospital for treatment."

“Authorities call on the public to seek information only from official sources.”

Updated: September 22, 2022, 11:25 AM
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