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Fire breaks out at residential tower in Sharjah

REUTERS
Published : May 6, 2020, 3:00 pm IST
Updated : May 6, 2020, 3:00 pm IST

Seven people were treated for minor injuries from the fire in the tower in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area

A fire burns on the side of a high-rise building in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (AP)
 A fire burns on the side of a high-rise building in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (AP)

Dubai: Firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday night, Sharjah’s government media office said.

Seven people were treated for minor injuries from the fire in the tower in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area and taken to hospital for treatment, the media office tweeted.

Videos on social media purportedly of the fire showed burning debris falling from a tower engulfed in flames, which local media said was the 48-storey Abbco Tower.

Residents of the tower were evacuated, Sharjah media office said. It did not say whether the cause of the fire was known.

Tags: fire, al nahda, abbco tower, residential building
Location: United Arab Emirates, Sharja, Sharja