A cleaning worker killed at the hand of a barrow-boy [Archives:2004/728/Local News]

April 12 2004

Hassan Al-Zaidi
Tuesday 6 April Sana'a- A lady working in the Sana'a Cleaning Project was killed on Asser Street as a result of a fatal wound by the Jambeah knife of wheelbarrow-trader. Another cleaning worker was also stabbed in the chest and he is still hospitalized at Al-Thowra Hospital.
Sources said that a quarrel erupted between the sweeping lady and the wheelbarrow merchant when she asked him to move his wheel barrow in order to sweep underneath it. He responded by stabbing her and her colleague worker before he fled.
This comes as part of a series of problems cleaning workers encounter from shop owners, related to rubbish collection and disposal.