Dubai, Jun 3: Six Indian workers were killed in a gruesome accident as a roof under construction of a hotel in Ajman collapsed entombing them in concrete. A worker, an eyewitness, said six men from Punjab and one from Uttar Pradesh were working at the site when the roof caved in yesterday killing six of them.
''The workers are all aged below 25 years,'' the eyewitness said. The victims were not identified except for their nationality. Meanwhile, a source at the Indian Consulate in Dubai told the Khaleej Times that no detailed information on the workers was available with them as of now. Ajman Police and Civil Defence teams, aided by rescue units from Dubai, worked non-stop throughout the day in an attempt to search and recover the bodies. They also used sniffer dogs to try and locate the bodies buried in the basement, reports said.
Ajman Police Chief Col Ali Alwan said all company officials involved in the project, including site engineers, consultants and management staff of the Sidco Construction Company, had been detained for questioning. The Sidco officials confirmed that six workers were killed.
Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of Supreme Council has expressed his grief at the tragedy.