19 injured after fire breaks out in a building in Abu Dhabi
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19 injured after fire breaks out in a building in Abu Dhabi

19 injured after fire breaks out in a building in Abu Dhabi

The fire broke out in a 30-storey building at the Al Zahia area in Abu Dhabi on Friday afternoon

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Abu dhabi fire Image courtesy: Abu Dhabi Police, Twitter

A fire broke out in a 30-storey building in Abu Dhabi’s Al Zahia area on Friday afternoon. Abu Dhabi Police has been working in coordination with Civil Defense authorities to put out the fire.

The building has also been evacuated to ensure the safety of tenants.

A Tweet from Abu Dhabi Police has stated that 19 people were injured due to the incident. They sustained mild to moderate injuries and were transferred to the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, officials are trying to determine the cause of the fire.  They also confirmed that the fire has been completely extinguished and cooling operations are underway at the site.

Abu Dhabi Police also urged the public not to spread false or unverified information about the incident and to seek information from official sources only.

“The Emirates Red Crescent, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority, has provided temporary accommodation for the tenants until the building is declared safe to return to,” the police said on Twitter.


This incident follows another fire that broke out on May 23 in Al Khalidiya in Abu Dhabi as a result of a gas explosion.

Read: Two killed and over 100 injured in Abu Dhabi gas explosion

Image courtesy: Abu Dhabi Police

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