( AP ) - A bridge under construction in this booming Gulf city collapsed Thursday, killing seven workers and injuring 15, Dubai police said.
The workers were employees of the Wade Adams Group, a Middle East-based contracting company, said N.M. Naushad, the company's human resources director.
The bridge, spanning a small canal, was being built in Dubai Marina, a new residential and commercial development.
Officials from Rashid Hospital in Dubai said they admitted 15 injured workers, including five with serious injuries, who were airlifted from the accident site. Police and hospital officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
"We tried to put a huge piece of metal in a wall when it collapsed," said Muthu Raj, who said he was among 30 Indian workers on the bridge when it collapsed. "I saw colleagues trapped inside, but I managed to jump back and stepped on the road."