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Dubai demolishes 145 buidlings for safety reasons

The municipality of Dubai has started demolishing 518 abandoned buildings deemed a threat to public health and safety, The National reports. The civic body has so far torn down 145 buildings and will charge their owners for the demolition costs in addition to 20% of the administrative expenses of the operations. The move was necessary because these buildings have become "unsafe and unclean," according to Omar Mohammad Abdulrahman, head of inspections at the municipality's buildings department.