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Scores Injured As 48-storey Building Catches Fire In Dubai

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

Seven persons were reportedly injured after a fire broke out at a high-rise tower on Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates, UAE.

The 48-floor Abbco Tower in Sharjah was engulfed by fire around 9pm. 

Seven people were treated for minor injuries on the spot before they were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

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The authorities could not ascertain the immediate cause of the fire as of the time of press.

Firefighters and police were deployed to the fire scene to control the crowd while the tenants of the building and that of neighbouring ones have been evacuated.

The UAE, including skyscraper-studded Dubai, has suffered a spate of fires in its high-rises in recent years.

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