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05 mai 2020 | 20h37 UTC

UAE: Fire torches Abbco Tower in Sharjah May 5

United Arab Emirates Alerte de sécurité

Fire torches Abbco Tower in Sharjah on May 5; no casualties immediately reported, avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/5/2020, 5h00 until 6/5/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Dubai). COUNTRY/REGION Sharjah

Event

A large fire broke out at the Abbco Tower in Sharjah on Tuesday, May 5. Emergency services quickly responded to the fire, which reportedly began at around 21:00 (local time); the flames have since been brought under control. Residents of the tower and the surrounding buildings were evacuated and no casualties were immediately reported. Falling debris from the tower is said to have damaged multiple cars parked near the building.

Emergency services are investigating the cause of the fire as of early Wednesday morning, May 6; significant transportation disruptions are to be expected in the immediate vicinity of the building over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Sharjah are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, including regarding best fire-safety practices.

 

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