European woman plunges to death in car from Abu Dhabi tower

AP News
Posted: Jan 26, 2015 2:46 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State media in the United Arab Emirates say a woman from Europe has died after her car plunged six stories from a parking lot in the capital, Abu Dhabi.

The official WAM news agency quoted Abu Dhabi police Maj. Saeed al-Dhaheri saying the accident happened at 8 a.m. Sunday morning while the woman was backing up the car.

The victim was described as a 54-year-old European. Her nationality was not released.

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Police say an investigation is underway.

Oil-rich Abu Dhabi, like nearby Dubai, has seen a boom in the construction of high-rise towers in recent years that have transformed the city's skyline.