United Arab Emirates
A senior police official said overloading was the probable cause of a crane collapsing on a gantry on Shaikh Zayed Road on Sunday morning.
A mast of a crane belonging to a Dubai Metro contractor fell on a gantry at 4.30am on Sunday, throwing the morning rush hour traffic out of gear and leaving many motorists stuck for hours.
The road was reopened at around 12.30pm, after eight hours of closure.
Lieutenant Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Acting Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Traffic Department who was present at the scene, said: “Overloading could be the probable reason the crane collapsed, but the actual reason will be determined only after investigations are complete.”
Category: Accident Report