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Photos: High-rise tower catches fire in Sharjah

Photos by Shihab

Published on May 6, 2020 at 07.08

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Firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah on Tuesday night.
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Seven people were treated for minor injuries from the fire in the tower in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area and taken to hospital for treatment, the media office tweeted.
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Residents of the tower were evacuated, Sharjah media office said.
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It did not say whether the cause of the fire was known.
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Colonel Sami Al Naqbi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence, said that they had been alerted to the fire, which erupted on the 10th floor of the Abbco Tower, at 9.04pm.
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Colonel Sami Al Naqbi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence, said that they had been alerted to the fire, which erupted on the 10th floor of the Abbco Tower, at 9.04pm. (Photo by @NAmbulanceUAE/Twitter)
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Civil Defence staff from stations such as Mina and Al Nahda were deployed to douse the blaze following a call to the police operations room. (Photo by @NAmbulanceUAE/Twitter)
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The fire also damaged a number of cars parked in the area, as debris and flames were blown on to them by strong winds.
 
 
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