DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hearth swept by means of an condo constructing in an older neighborhood of Dubai within the United Arab Emirates, killing at the very least 16 folks and injuring one other 9, authorities mentioned Sunday.
The state-linked newspaper The Nationwide cited a press release from Dubai Civil Protection supplied by the city-state’s Dubai Media Workplace for the dying toll. It mentioned the blaze occurred Saturday in Dubai’s Al Ras neighborhood, a tightly knit warren of streets and alleys house to certainly one of its oldest neighborhoods.
Al Ras can be house to the Dubai Spice Market, a significant vacationer attraction close to the Dubai Creek.
Authorities didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from The Related Press.
The federal government assertion didn’t supply a trigger, however appeared to trace at an issue within the five-story condo constructing resulting in the deaths.
Civil Protection “confused the significance of residential and business constructing homeowners and residents totally complying with safety and security necessities and pointers to keep away from accidents and shield folks’s lives,” the federal government assertion reportedly mentioned.