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Building collapses in Dubai; casualties uncertain

A portion of a building under construction in Dubai has collapsed and search teams are looking for possible casualties.

world Updated: Aug 16, 2009 20:37 IST

A portion of a building under construction in Dubai has collapsed and search teams are looking for possible casualties.

Police say it is unclear whether workers were trapped when part of the six-story story structure buckled. Glass and rubble crashed down on cars in the city's crowded Deira section. It was not immediately clear what caused the Sunday accident. Officials say search teams are at the site.

Hundreds of construction projects dot Dubai, but major accidents are infrequent.

In November, a construction crane collapsed onto Dubai's main highway, but caused no injuries.