Fire erupts at a 28-floored skyscraper in Abu Dhabi [Photos]

Fire swept through the 28-storey skyscraper under construction at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabithe on Tuesday. The fire is the latest in a series of at least five blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months.

FP Staff August 30, 2016 21:36:39 IST
Fire swept through the 28-storey skyscraper under construction at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabithe on Tuesday. The fire is the latest in a series of at least five blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months. Reuters
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Fire swept through the 28-storey skyscraper under construction at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabithe on Tuesday. The fire is the latest in a series of at least five blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months. Reuters
Thick black smoke billowed from the top 20 floors of the almost-completed commercial building in the UAE's capital and firefighters, overseen by helicopters, were working to put the blaze out two hours after it started. Reuters
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Thick black smoke billowed from the top 20 floors of the almost-completed commercial building in the UAE's capital and firefighters, overseen by helicopters, were working to put the blaze out two hours after it started. Reuters
Civil defence personnel helped construction workers in the building, as well as guests and staff at an adjacent luxury hotel, evacuate with no serious injuries. Reuters
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Civil defence personnel helped construction workers in the building, as well as guests and staff at an adjacent luxury hotel, evacuate with no serious injuries. Reuters
Early this month, a fire damaged part of a multi-storey building under construction in Dubai. In July a fire broke out in the residential 75-storey Sulafa Tower in Dubai's upscale Marina District, while on New Year's Eve a blaze hit a Dubai hotel and in February 2015 there was a fire at a 79-storey residential tower in the emirate. Reuters
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Early this month, a fire damaged part of a multi-storey building under construction in Dubai. In July a fire broke out in the residential 75-storey Sulafa Tower in Dubai's upscale Marina District, while on New Year's Eve a blaze hit a Dubai hotel and in February 2015 there was a fire at a 79-storey residential tower in the emirate. Reuters