Twenty dead as Dubai dry docks flood

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Twenty people were confirmed dead and 50 people left missing today after the gates at a Dubai shipyard broke, causing sea water to rush in and flood the area, a source at the docks said.

Twenty people were confirmed dead and 50 people left missing today after the gates at a Dubai shipyard broke, causing sea water to rush in and flood the area, a source at the docks said.

The Dubai Dry­docks flooding also injured 12 people, the source said on condition of anonymity.

He provided no further details.

Other workers at the dockyards, also refusing to be identified, said the number of casualties could increase.

Boasting a modern shipyard, the dry–docks provides maintenance to ships passing through the region. It also builds small vessels.

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