Floating house sinks in Dubai's Burj Al Arab

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 18:35 IST

Dubai [UAE], Jan 5 (ANI): A floating house reportedly sank near the popular Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai on Friday.

Lt. Col. Ahmad Atiq Burqibah, Deputy Director of the Search and Rescue Department Police told Gulf News: "We were alerted about the sinking of a floating house at around 12:30 pm (local time) without reporting any injuries."

"We rushed to the scene and reached the area within eight minutes due to the high tide at that time. The waves were 6 to 8 feet high and the seas were rough. Nobody was injured in the incident," added Lt Col Burqibah.

The divers of the Dubai Police searched underwater, for any survivors, but it was found to be empty.

"Nobody was inside or around the house, but this is a routine procedure followed by the Dubai Police to conduct a search even if we know nobody was there," Lt. Col. Burqibah said.

He added that floating houses have anchors for support and suspect that the floating house might have drowned due to high tide. (ANI)