A massive fire broke out in a residential building in Sharjah's Al Nahda area on Tuesday night.
According to eyewitness accounts on social media, the 48-storey Abbco tower was completely engulfed in flames at one point.
The Sharjah Government Media Bureau said that seven people were injured in the incident and have been hospitalised.
The fire broke out at 9 PM and the emirate's Civil Defence units reached the scene within four minutes.
They immediately evacuated all the residents and brought the flames under control, according to a statement from the media bureau.
Sharjah: massive Al Nahda building fire. pic.twitter.com/TqdMzaVOnh— Asmatullah Niazi (@AsmatullahNiazi) May 5, 2020
A massive fire that broke out in a residential building in Sharjah's Al Nahda area has been brought under control by the emirate's Civil Defence units.— ARN News Centre (@ARNNewsCentre) May 5, 2020
ARN News has reached out to authorities for further details of the incident.#Sharjah #fire #blaze #alnahda #buildingfire pic.twitter.com/k0321VXvoh