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Friday, 4 August 2017

86-Storey Skyscraper In Dubai Engulfed By Massive Fire (Photos)

A massive fire ripped through one of the world’s tallest residential buildings in Dubai in the early hours of Friday, the fire is said to have started at around 1am local time, before shooting up one side of the 86-storey building.

Photos show the Torch Tower in the United Arab Emirates on fire, with a line of flames stretching down the side of the building.

Witnesses have taken to social media to express their horror and sad feeling over the fire, as this was once the tallest residential building in the world.

Dubai Media Office confirmed the building had been “successfully evacuated” but did not mention if there were any casualties.

The Dubai Civil Defence said in a statement online:
“Firefighting teams in the civil defence in Dubai are currently dealing with a fire incident in one of the towers in the Marina area. Four centres were moved to control the incident and limit its spread.”

Although It was not clear what caused the fire, the Dubai police spokesperson said the fire broke out on the ninth floor and spread to the upper floors.


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