Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
A hearth in a residential constructing in Dubai killed 16 individuals and injured 9 others within the rich Gulf emirate, native media reported.
The fireplace broke out at noon Saturday on the fourth flooring of the constructing within the Al-Ras neighbourhood within the outdated a part of town.
The civil defence pressure, in an announcement quoted by UAE media, stated that preliminary investigations confirmed the hearth was brought on by “an absence of compliance with constructing security and safety necessities”.
Dubai, one of many seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, has a inhabitants of round 3.3 million, of whom nearly 90 p.c are foreigners.
The nationality of the victims has not been revealed.
The town has skilled spectacular fires prior to now, inflicting intensive injury however few casualties.
In 2017, the authorities introduced the adoption of stricter constructing rules to minimise the danger of fireside, attributed primarily to flammable supplies used within the exterior cladding of buildings.
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