A lattice crane boom came crashing down across a busy road in the centre of Abu Dhabi, UAE this morning blocking traffic for several hours.
Local reports say that the crane was working on a demolition site, using a demolition ball, although this has not been fully confirmed. The boom flipped over the back of the crane and fortunately appears to have missed any passing cars and there are no reports of injuries on site.
Workers from the site were busy cutting the boom up and removing it when the police arrived and stopped them, while they carried out an investigation.
We understand that traffic on Hamdan Street is now flowing again.