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Two Asian workers died when a massive mound of sand collapsed on them as they were digging a well in a residential zone in Ras Al Khaimah.

The Ras Al Khaimah Police and Civil Defence pulled out the bodies of the two men — aged 25 and 28 — from the collapsed well, said Captain Mohamad Ali Al Nuaimi, acting director of Al Ma’moura police station.

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The police received information about the accident at 10.30am. A search and rescue team swung into action. It rushed to the site immediately and used special tools to extricate the bodies from the 20-meter-deep well.

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