Dubai building collapse documented via Twitter

A high-rise building under construction collapsed in Dubai on Sunday afternoon, though there were no immediate reports of casualties, per the Emirates News Agency.

@MaliZomg of Dubai provided live tweets from the scene.

  1. Muhammed Ali J
    MaliZomg (Dubai, UAE) HOLY SHIT THE BUILDING COLLAPSED! The specialist canadian hospital in deira! IT COLLAPSED!
  2. Muhammed Ali J
    MaliZomg (Dubai, UAE) Ok, it may not be the Specialist Canadian hospital, but am not sure. It’s the same kinda building, I may be wrong. I hope I am.
  3. Muhammed Ali J
    MaliZomg (Dubai, UAE) Update: it is NOT the hospital. So that’s a relief. Further updates as events warrant.
  4. Muhammed Ali J
    MaliZomg (Dubai, UAE) The Building is a newly completed office complex. Next to the Ramada Continental in the Abu Hail district. Hopefully injuries=minimum
  5. Muhammed Ali J
    MaliZomg (Dubai, UAE) As I drove past, I did see people walking around covered in dust, so assuming people were near/in the vicinity of the event.
  6. Muhammed Ali J
    MaliZomg (Dubai, UAE) The police are shooing bystanders away, and confiscating cell phones. I am effectively red taped.
  7. Muhammed Ali J
    MaliZomg (Dubai, UAE) Spoke to a construction worker on scene. Accordin to him there were people still working inside.
  8. Muhammed Ali J
    MaliZomg (Dubai, UAE) Update: the building was in the final stages of completion. Workers were still inside. No news on casualties.

Other Dubai Twitterers provided additional context and observations shortly after the collapse:

  1. 7arfal3ain
    7arfal3ain (Dubai, UAE) Thts bur dbai :/RT @angelistiic: Omg omg THE BUILDING COLLAPSED is the specialist canadian hospital in deira! IT COLLAPSED! #dubai
  2. dubaiknight1976
    dubaiknight1976 (Dubai, UAE) I am around 500 meters away from the eight storey building that collapsed in Dubai around 3:30 PM local time.
  3. dubaiknight1976
    dubaiknight1976 (Dubai, UAE) The official reports are stating that there are no injuries. But I see a lot of ambulances. (Dubai Building Collapses)
  4. Liji Jinaraj
    karmadude (Dubai, UAE) Khaleej Times Online – Ten cars destroyed in Deira building collapse http://bit.ly/SszA3
  5. Mohammed Kharroubi
    mkdubai (Dubai, UAE) Few meters away from my building! RT @tomgara Pretty intense photo of the building collapse on the front page at http://www.thenational.ae/
  6. OthOth
    othoth (Dubai, UAE) Wonder why west makes a big fuss about the 8 Storey Building collapse in Dubai ?
  7. Salwa S
    salawi (Dubai, UAE) Oh nooo! New building collapsed in Dubai today at 3:30pm! Thank God the 21 workers finished their shift b4 the collapse!

This TwitPic from the scene was posted by @MaliZomg:

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