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Dubai crane collapses near world's tallest building, killing 3 workers; police launch probe
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 14, 2013 7:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Authorities in Dubai say three workers were killed when a crane collapsed at a construction site near the world's tallest building.
At least five laborers were injured in the incident.
The Dubai-based newspaper Emirates 24/7 quoted police Col. Ali Ghanim as saying some construction company officials were taken into custody as part of the probe.
Millions of construction laborers, mostly from South Asia, work around the Gulf Arab states.
In recent years, Gulf officials have taken steps to improve conditions for the workers after pressure from rights groups.