Huge fires ripped through the high-rise Abbco Tower in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area last night, until Civil Defence firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguish the flames.
Abbco Tower set ablaze in Sharjah
Plumes of thick smoke and flames took over Al Nahda’s sky at 9:04 on Tuesday night after a fire erupted from the tenth floor of the Abbco Tower. A team of firefighters from the Sharjah Civil Defence were immediately deployed and rushed onto the scene evacuating residents and containing the blaze. Fires were brought to control by 11:55 pm.
250+ families evacuated
Abbco Tower was home to more than 250 families residing in 36 residential apartments across 49 floors, built in 2006. As of now, 12 casualties have been reported and are receiving treatment. 10 residents sustained minor injuries while two sustained moderate injuries.
It’s worth pointing out it was the second fiery incident in the emirate yesterday after a van caught fire on King Faisal Road due to an overheated engine.
Update: Abbco Tower residents offered free hotel stay
Families and bachelors living in Abbco Tower are now being offered temporary accommodation at the Al Salam Grand Hotel following the aftermath. The Sharjah Police have designated a committee to help residents who lost documents and valuables. Further updates await.
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