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March 27, 2002

Tragedy at Dubai Drydocks
International news services are reporting a major disaster at Dubai Drydocks. At least 20 lives have been lost in the flooding of the yard's giant No.2 dry dock following a failure of its gate. A Sky News report says the gate had been undergoing repairs earlier in this week.

Reports say that four ships were under repair when the water flooded into the 521 m x 100 m dock, the world's largest,