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Woman backing up car dies after 6-story plunge from Abu Dhabi tower

Jan. 26, 2015 - The scene after a car plunged 6 stories from a parking lot in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. State media says a 54 yo woman from Europe died after her car plunged from the parking lot in the capital.

Jan. 26, 2015 - The scene after a car plunged 6 stories from a parking lot in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. State media says a 54 yo woman from Europe died after her car plunged from the parking lot in the capital.  (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.

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.