In pics: Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper ‘The Marina Torch’
A fire erupted early Friday morning in Dubai in one of the world’s tallest residential buildings, enveloping a side of the 86-story The Marina Torch TowerUpdated: Aug 04, 2017, 09:05 IST
Panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in Dubai early Friday after a fire ripped through it, the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as many years.
Authorities said no casualties were reported from the blaze which erupted in the middle to upper floors of The Torch, once the tallest residential development in the world.
Dubai’s Civil Defense announced at about 3:30 a.m. that firefighters had brought the blaze under control and that no injuries had been reported.
Several skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates have caught fire in recent years, including a towering inferno that engulfed a 63-story luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year’s Eve in 2016. In that blaze, as in others in Dubai in recent years, residents escaped without major injury.