Workers, guards fight at hotel

June 26, 2014 - 3:03:27 am

DOHA: A minor scuffle broke out between a group of workers and security guards at the Sheraton Hotel renovation site yesterday in which at least one worker was injured. The Ministry of Interior said the worker suffered minor injuries and was given treatment at the site.

The Ministry said a scuffle broke out between two groups of workers and when guards tried to intervene, a fight ensued. The security guards were Nigerians while the workers were from Nepal  and Pakistan. They were employees of UrbaCon Contracting and Trading, the main consultant on the project, and a UAE-based subcontracting company.

The scuffle took place around noon. Workers were seen shouting and hitting. The police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. Investigators from public security agencies launched a probe to find out what exactly had happened.

Videos of the scuffle posted on a website meanwhile showed some workers going on a rampage and attacking portacabin offices at the project site.QNA

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