Dubai high-rise fire: Tamweel high-rise tower residents safely evacuated (Photo)

By on Nov 18, 2012 in Current Events, Middle East, World Comments

A Dubai high-rise fire forced the evacuation of residents of Tamweel residential tower, at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, November 18,2012.

Dubai high-rise fire
Dubai high-rise fire
Image Credit:AP Photo/Kaveh Kashani

Authorities said that Dubai rescue workers were able to safely evacuate all occupants of the , a 34-story building located in the southern part of Dubai.

Reports say that residents went out of the building still wearing their pajamas. Other occupants were reportedly seen holding on to their passports. Some residents were still able carry some of their belongings when they rush out of the building.

Witnesses say that they saw debris falling from the facade and higher floors of the building.

After declaring that the fire was under control, the Dubai police said that there were no reported casualties brought about by the fire.

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