UAE: Workers rescued from Downtown Dubai fire

UAE: Workers rescued from Downtown Dubai fire
DCD and Dubai Police rescued three construction workers who were trapped in the fire-stricken building [Image: Dubai Civil Defence].
Published: 2 April 2017 - 2 a.m.
By: James Morgan

Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) has revealed that three workers have been rescued from an under-construction building that caught fire near to Dubai Mall.

The rescue was conducted in conjunction with Dubai Police, according to the DCD Twitter account.

A message posted on the account, which has been translated from Arabic to English, stated: “Dubai Civil Defence teams, with the participation of Dubai Police rescue teams, saved three workers [who] were trapped inside the building, and were transferred to the teams.”

Eyewitnesses told Gulf News that the fire broke out at approximately 6.30am on Sunday, 2 April, 2017.

Dubai Police reported that the fire had been brought under control before 8.00am. However, DCD firefighters are still on the scene working to extinguish the blaze.


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