Massive Fire erupts at residential tower in UAE

SHARJAH: A massive fire engulfed at a residential tower in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday night.
According to the latest inputs, Sharjah Civil Defence teams rushed to the spot and evacuated all residents. Seven people were injured and treated for minor injuries from the fire in the 48-story Abbco Tower in Al Nahda area of Sharjah and taken to hospital for treatment.
Firefighters managed to douse the blaze after several hours. Officials are yet to reveal the cause of the fire. The fire brigade grappled with extinguishing the flames, which were clearly visible in purported photos and videos on social media. Authorities offered no immediate cause for the blaze.

Local authorities said the Sharjah Civil Defence (SCD) teams were quick to avoid the situation from escalating, local media reported.
The SCD said that the fire started around 9.00 pm local time. At least five buildings near the engulfed residential tower were evacuated while several cars in the area were damaged by the falling debris.

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