A massive fire broke out at a residential tower in Al Nahda in Sharjah on Tuesday night. Of the 12 people who were injured, five were rushed to hospital with smoke inhilation and seven were treated at the scene.
Massive Fire at a residential Abbco Towers in Sharjah, UAE. A 48 floor skyscraper, reportedly, mostly occupied by Indians.
Surrounding buildings are also thought to be at risk of catching fire. pic.twitter.com/s36fQ5pnHI
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The quick response by Sharjah Civil Defence teams averted a major disaster. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
Initial reports say the fire broke out on the 10th floor of the Abbco Tower at 9.04pm, moving up quickly due to cladding.
Tenants were evacuated from the 49-storey building which consists of 38 residential floors, two floors for services and nine levels of car parking. Each floor has 12 flats.