August 19, 2018

Large fire hits residential towers in UAE

Large fire hits residential towers in UAE

A large fire has hit at least two residential towers in the United Arab Emirates, in the third such incident in a little more than a year.

The fire struck one tower in Ajman emirate, north of Dubai, before spreading to an adjacent block.Residents were evacuated, but several have reportedly been treated for breathing problems and minor injuries, BBC News reports.

On New Year’s Eve, a large fire engulfed the luxury 63-storey Address Hotel in central Dubai. The latest fire began late on Monday, March 28, in the Ajman One complex, a development of 12 towers with some 3,000 apartments. Videos posted by Ajman Police on Twitter showed flames engulfing most of one side of the tower, reaching several storeys high. Read more

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