UAE: 370 residents moved to temporary homes after huge fire hits Ajman tower

Eleven were previously taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and burn injuries, according to the authorities

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Photo Courtesy: Ajman Transport Authority
Photo Courtesy: Ajman Transport Authority

Published: Sat 18 Feb 2023, 1:42 PM

Last updated: Sat 18 Feb 2023, 9:16 PM

Some 370 Ajman residents have been transported to temporary accommodations after a massive blaze broke out at their building on Friday, the authorities said.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Omar Mohammad Lootah, Director General of Ajman Public Transport Authority (APTA) , confirmed that 15 large buses were allocated to ensure the safe transfer of all the tenants affected by the incident.

Nine residents were treated for smoke inhalation, while two suffered burn injuries when the blaze erupted in of the towers of the Louloua residential complex in Al Rashidiya 1, according to the Ajman Police. All of them were taken to the Sheikh Khalifa Hospital.

APTA conducted the transfer in coordination with the Crisis and Disaster Authority, the Civil Defence Department in the emirate, the Red Crescent Center in Ajman, and the Department of Tourism Development.

Lotah lauded the efforts of the emirate's emergency response teams in putting out the blaze and ensuring public safety. Teams were able to handle the situation in record time, reflecting the force's exceptional crisis management skills.


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