Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Snow%2C+crane+collapse+%26+fire+in+UAE
Saturday, 04 February 2017 - 14:25
Snow, crane collapse & fire in UAE
520

Shares
62,405

Views

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is known for its desert climate and year-round sunshine, but freak weather conditions have experienced a rare snowfall that has covered part of it in snow. In addition, a more bizarre incident took place when heavy winds caused a crane to collapse, sparking a fire.

One person was injured due to the blaze following crane collapse on Dubai’s busy Sheikh Zayed Road, according to officials cited by AFP. Three vehicles were also destroyed in the fire.

The rare 10cm (3.9 inches) of snow landed in the area of Jebel Jais, UAE’s highest mountain, according to foreign media. Temperatures also plummeted between -2°C (28.4°F) and -3°C (26.6°F) in the locality.

The sudden snowfall and heavy winds prompted the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to briefly suspend part of the city’s metro service carried out as a “safety precaution” due to falling debris on the tracks.

Motorists were also warned to drive carefully on roads.Snow

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
You may also like :
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,968 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,098 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,700 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
16,896 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
65 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
45,244 Views
Top