Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Major fire engulfs Ajman skyscraper in UAE

DUBAI: A fire erupted at a high-rise tower in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman on Monday night, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation.

The police gave no details on casualties in tweets confirming the blaze. Social media users shared images of the fire late Monday showing bright yellow flames spreading up the side of the building as chunks of burning material tumbled to the ground.

The Dubai-based Gulf News newspaper quoted Ajman Civil Defence director Brig. Saleh Saeed al-Matroushi as saying fire-fighters were at the scene. An official reached by The Associated Press at the civil defence confirmed that firefighting efforts were ongoing but had no further details.

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