Abu Dhabi: 19 injured after fire breaks out in 30-storey building

The Emirates Red Crescent has provided temporary accommodation for the other residents



Image: Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Twitter
Image: Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Twitter

By Web Desk

Published: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 2:59 PM

Last updated: Fri 17 Jun 2022, 10:29 PM

Nineteen people have been injured in a fire that broke out in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

According to authorities, the injuries range from mild to moderate and the victims have been transferred to hospitals for treatment.

The Abu Dhabi police confirm that authorities have successfully put out the fire and that cooling operations are in progress. The also said that the Emirates Red Crescent, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority, has provided temporary accommodations for residents of the building until their homes are deemed safe to return to.

The blaze broke out in a 30-storey building in the Al Zahia area and residents had been evacuated from the building as a precautionary measure.

Image: Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Twitter
Image: Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Twitter

Officials are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze. The police have urged the public not to spread unverified information and only check official sources for updates.

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