Sharjah high-rise tower on fire – Massive blaze guts 50 story building

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Sharjah high-rise tower on fire – Massive blaze guts 50 story building

Sharjah High-rise tower on fire

Image Source: Khaleej Times

Sharjah high-rise tower on fire – Massive blaze guts 50 story building. No casualties are reported except seven people treated for minor injuries. Fire set out at Abbco Tower in Al Nahda, Sharjah Civil Defence says.

 

Fast-acting firefighters managed to control a huge fire that broke out at the Abbco Tower in the Al Nahda area of Sharjah on Tuesday night. Seven people were treated at the site, while five others were rushed to the hospital to be treated for suffocation.

Colonel Sami Al Naqbi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence, said that they had been alerted to the fire, the cause of which is yet to be determined and which erupted on the 10th floor of the Abbco Tower, at 9.04 pm.

A leading Sharjah Police official said eight patrol cars had rushed to the site to support the firefighting mission.

Police cordoned off the area and diverted traffic to safer lanes. Officers also used drones to ensure that no-one was trapped inside the building.

They have also started working with competent authorities to provide shelter for the families of affected buildings. Eyewitnesses shared their accounts of the horrific ordeal with Khaleej Times.

 

 

News Source: Khaleej Times

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