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300 Egyptians moved to different labour camps

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Dubai, June 29 (UNI) Following a bloody fight between Indian and Egyptian workers over water, a construction company has decided to shift 300 Egyptians to another labour camp in order to avert further confrontation.

A senior official of the Al Hamed Constructions said it rented another labour camp at a cost of Dhs 1.25 million (Rupees 15.75 million) to house the Egyptians.

The police had arrested three Indians and the same number of Egyptians on Tuesday following a fight over cold drinking water at the labour accommodation, reports said.

The labour camp in the sprawling industrial suburbs of in Jebel Ali housed 1,900 Indian and Egyptian workers.

Following the clash, the workers blocked the main arterial Sheikh Zayed road causing massive traffic pile up.

The Indian workers said that they did not intend to stay with the Egyptians any longer.

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