Massive fire at a 50 stories residential tower – Abbco, at Al Nahda, Sharjah

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Sharjah fire LIVE updates: A massive fire was reported at a residential building in Al Nahda in Sharjah late on Tuesday. Fire engines and ambulances have been rushed to the spot.

The residential tower, named Abbco Tower, has 50 floors, excluding parking, according to a report by the Times of Khyber.  Authorities have evacuated residents of the building and that of neighbouring ones and rescue operations are underway, the report said.

Khaleej Times reported, quoting eyewitnesses, that the fire erupted in the building located next to the Taj Bangalore restaurant. The Civil Defence crew from Mina fire station and Al Nahda rushed to the spot after the fire was reported around 9 pm, said the report by Gulf News.

Officials are yet to confirm the cause of the fire and whether there have been any injuries or casualties. It is also not clear whether there are any Indians residing in the residential tower. A statement from the Indian Embassy in UAE is awaited.

 

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