A massive fire erupted in a skyscraper in the UAE

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A massive fire in a residential skyscraper, the 48-storey apartment building Abbco Tower was reported in Sharjah, UAE, on Tuesday night, a little bit after 9 pm.

Residents were evacuated and no casualties have been reported but police are now using a drone to check for residents possibly trapped inside the building. Seven people were injured in the incident and have been hospitalised. Cars were damaged by the falling debris from the burning building. At least a dozen fire trucks and scores of firefighters were rushed to the spot. The Sharjah Civil Defence teams are at the site to control the fire. Civil Defence teams are securing the area to stop the fire from spreading to other building. The affected residential building is near the Taj Bangalore Restaurant in Al Nahda, Sharjah.

Neighboring residents in at least five buildings nearby were quickly moved to safety. Officials have yet to confirm the cause of the fire. Authorities said that the quick response by Sharjah Civil Defence teams averted a major disaster. Firefighters brought the flames under control, according to a statement from the media bureau.

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