Huge blaze hits UAE residential towers
March 29, Dubai: A large blaze has hit at least two residential towers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday. It was the third such incident in UAE in a little more than a year.
The fire struck one tower in Ajman emirate, north of Dubai, before spreading to an adjacent block.
Residents were evacuated, but several have reportedly been treated for breathing problems and minor injuries.
Videos posted by Ajman Police on Twitter showed flames engulfing most of one side of the tower, reaching several storeys high.
On New Year's Eve, a large fire engulfed the luxury 63-storey Address Hotel in central Dubai, reports said.
The latest fire began late on Monday in the Ajman One complex, a development of 12 towers with some 3,000 apartments.
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