Fire at Sharjah tower, families on the street

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Fire at Sharjah tower, families on the street

A massive fire at an apartment block in Al Nahda, has left several families homeless. The fire, according to sources, broke out at 2am in the 34-storey tower and all floors were gutted.


Allan Jacob

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Published: Sat 28 Apr 2012, 2:28 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:44 AM

A resident of the tower, who did not wish to be named, said Sharjah civil defence officers and police reached the spot in 30 minutes and the blaze was doused. However, some apartments were still burning until 6.30am.

“We’ve lost everything, people are on the streets and families have to make do with what they have.”

He said they had not heard from the owner or municipality officials.

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