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Dubai: Residential tower engulfed in flames

  • An 86 storey residential tower in Dubai was engulfed by flames in the wee hours of the morning on August 4. The incident happened on Marina, a globally known destination in this United Arab Emirates (UAE) city. Officials have revealed that they have however been able to bring the situation in this externally clad residential tower under control. Civil defense officers have stated that they have been successfully in completely evacuating the skyscraper, which is 1105 feet tall and has 676 apartments in all. The tower named Torch Tower is one of the tallest of its kind in the world.

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