Massive fire burns residential tower in United Arab Emirates

Videos showed flames engulfing the full height of the building as debris crashed on to cars below


Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

DUBAI – A massive fire raged through a 48-floor building in the emirate of Sharjah, UAE, on Tuesday.

Nine people were injured in the blaze at the Abbco Tower in Sharjah's Al Nahda area, Sharjah government's media office said.

Nine people were injured in the blaze at the Abbco Tower in Sharjah's Al Nahda area, Sharjah government's media office said. (Photo/Vicky Kapur Twitter)
Nine people were injured in the blaze at the Abbco Tower in Sharjah's Al Nahda area, Sharjah government's media office said. (Photo/Vicky Kapur Twitter)

Civil defense teams were alerted shortly after 9 p.m. and rushed to the site, making sure the building had been evacuated.

The emergency teams tackled the blaze and managed to bring it under control.

Videos showed flames engulfing the full height of the building as debris crashed on to cars below.

Residents from at least five buildings nearby were also led to safety, The National reported.

Residents from the Abbco Tower were provided within housing by the Emmirates Red Crescent.

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©2020 the Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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