About 7 people were reported injured in fire that gutted a 48-storey residential building in Sharjah, United Arabs Emirates.
The seven people were treated for minor injuries from the fire and taken to hospital for treatment, the media office tweeted.
Videos on social media purportedly of the fire showed burning debris falling from a tower engulfed in flames, which local media said was the 48-storey Abbco Tower. Reuters could not immediately verify the footage.
Residents of the tower were evacuated, Sharjah media office said. It did not say whether the cause of the fire was known.
A massive fire was reported at a residential building in Al Nahda in Sharjah late on Tuesday. Fire engines and ambulances have been rushed to the spot.
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