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At least one killed after crane falls down on Old Airport Road in Qatar

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At least one person has been killed after part of a construction crane collapsed near F Ring this morning, according to photos of the accident.

According to witnesses who spoke to Doha News, the crane fell across both sides of traffic near the old Airforce Roundabout, creating massive traffic backups in the area.One motorist said she saw an ambulance onsite treating people for their wounds.

Several photos of the scene being passed around on social media show a body covered in a blue sheet and blood splattered on the crane crash site.

The fate of the crane operator remains unknown.

The Ministry of Interior has yet to comment on the incident.

It is unclear which company was operating the crane. The accident took place near a Qatar Rail site, but a spokesperson there said the incident had nothing to do with its project and was operating on a separate construction site.

As police work to clear the crane, traffic is being rerouted onto F-Ring Road through side streets.


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