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DUBAI, May 5: A British businessman is suing Dubai International Airport for Dh2 million after he slipped on a slice of watermelon.

Paul Wagol, 50, arrived in Dubai on April 30 on a flight from Brunei.

He was due to catch a connecting flight to London, but as he walked through the airport’s business lounge he stepped on a discarded slice of watermelon and went crashing to the floor.

The tumble fractured Wagol’s leg and he was rushed to Rashid Hospital, where he spent two days undergoing treatment.

Wagol has now appointed Dubai lawyers Al Kumaiti to sue the airport for damages.

He wants compensation to cover his medical expenses and loss of earnings while he recovers from the fractured leg. Wagol’s claim, filed on May 1, states his injuries have left him a temporary invalid, enforcing a long absence from work.

This, he claims, will cause him to suffer huge financial losses.

Wagol also says he will face expensive penalty payments at Heathrow Airport in London, where his luggage is being stored.


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