Ajman Skyscraper Fire
March 29, 2016 by staff
Ajman Skyscraper Fire, Dramatic footage of the huge building fire in Ajman UAE last night – no casualties reported pic.twitter.com/ZRwYvtXs1x
— Merge 104.8 (@radiomerge) 29 March 2016
A massive fire broke out at a high-rise tower in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman.
Shocking pictures and video emerged on social media of flames engulfing the tower, while debris was seen falling from the tall building.
Emirati interior minister Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived at the scene, helping authorities organise their response to the fire.
This is just the latest in a series of fires seen to break out in tall buildings in the region.
Shaikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, the Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police, told local media that five people sustained minor injuries.
They were treated at the site.
Massive Fire Engulfs #Ajman Building, UAE pic.twitter.com/pLcp1O10kK
— J J (@J_JaNeY) 28 March 2016
A pregnant woman who was in the building at the time had to be rushed to the Shaikh Khalifa Hospital, he added.
BREAKING: Massive Fire Engulfs #Ajman Building, United Arab Emirates pic.twitter.com/pHpApd5JLL
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) 28 March 2016
One resident of the building said: “My flat is completed gutted.
“I have lost everything including my documents and I have no place to stay.”
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