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Claim: Photographs show a high-rise construction site flooded by waters from a nearby marina.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, May 2007]
Origins: Construction projects, both large and small, can be delayed or set back for any number of
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Nearly 100 workers at the site of the 'tallest building with a twist' had a lucky escape as a wall holding back the Dubai Marina waters breached and flooded the foundation site.Additional post-accident photographs of the Infinity Tower site can be viewed at the Dubai News Online web site.
Excavation work on the 80-floor Infinity Tower was nearing completion when there was a sharp and loud sound, said a worker.
"We then saw sand pouring down the sides," he said.
The workers were ordered to evacuate immediately, said the foreman.
According to a manager of Arabtec, the incident is under investigation.
Last updated: 7 June 2007
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