Video: Massive fire erupts in Sharjah tower

      Published on Wednesday, 6 May , 2020      6370 Views     
Video: Massive fire erupts in Sharjah tower

  • Gulf News

A massive fire broke out at a residential tower in Al Nahda in Sharjah on Tuesday night

Nine people sustained minor injuries and were treated on site, Col. Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director of Sharjah Civil Defence told Gulf News. At least seven of the injured were taken to hospital.




The quick response by Sharjah Civil Defence teams averted a major disaster. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

The fire broke out on the 10th floor of the Abbco Tower at 9.04pm.

Civil Defence personnel from Mina and Al Nahda fire stations were deployed to control the blaze after the police operations room received a call reporting flames in the building. The tower, constructed in 2006, has 45 floors, including parking, out of which 36 are residential floors. Each floor has 12 flats.

The police used a drone to check if there were any people trapped inside, said Colonel Dr. Ali Abu Al Zoud, Deputy Director General of Central Operations of Sharjah Police.

 

Col Dr Al Zoud told Gulf News:

“We have contacted the building owner and alternate accommodation will be provided to all residents. It is still not clear how many apartments have been affected.”



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Category Gulf News | 2020/05/06 latest update at 1:42 AM
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