Dubai The Marina Torch fire: Tower ablaze again, rescue operations underway

The Torch Tower is one of the world's tallest residential towers reaching more than 80 stories high. It caught fire in early 2015 with no major casualties reported in that blaze. Fires have affected several skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates.

By: Express Web Desk | Dubai | Updated: August 4, 2017 9:33 am
Dubai fire, Dubai 86 storey building fire, Torch Tower fire, Dubai Torch Tower, indian express news Fire is engulfing a high-rise residential tower in Dubai in the middle of the night, sending plumes of smoke into the air and debris falling below. (Source: Twitter/Daliakaki)

A massive fire broke at the 74-story Torch tower in Dubai early Friday. Occupants were immediately asked to flee their homes as firefighters battled a blaze through one of the world’s tallest buildings in Dubai. Burning debris was showering down the sides of the tower when the firefighting squad arrived, reported Reuters quoting Dubai Civil defence authorities. The 1,105 foot tall torch tower was cooled down around at 4:00 am (0000 GMT). The tower was evacuated and no injuries were reported, authorities said.

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The tower in Dubai’s Marina district caught fire for the second time since February 2015. The police had sealed surrounding streets ensuring safety of the people around. According Reuteres wintness, there was no signs of fire on the exterior of tower. “We were sleeping and we woke up to the fire alarm and people screaming. We ran down the stairs and it took us about 10 minutes to reach from the 50th floor,” a resident who gave his name as George, said “The fire was very strong at that time, about 1 a.m. Then it started calming down over the next two hours. It started on the 67th floor, that’s what we were told,” he added.

Another resident, whose name was Mohammed and lives on the 12th floor, said the top part caught fire first and then lower levels followed as debris fell.

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Hundreds of people were evacuated in 2015 from the same building when a massive fire swept through the tower. The government is working on providing shelter to those affected residents. Videos posted on twitter show flames shooting out in middle of the floors and debris falling from sides of the 79-story skyscraper. Dubai is one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Gulf Arab trade and investment hub.

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    IslamForFoools
    Aug 4, 2017 at 6:14 am
    Hope every building and every person in fking musselman world burns like this. They cannot be considered part of human race
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      ah
      Aug 4, 2017 at 6:53 am
      ha ha ha ................. hindu ki gaaaand jal gayi, "World's tallest residential tower" ....................... BTW wahan per Hindu Majoori karte hai, Hindu Sandaas saaf karte hai , Hindu liftmen hote hai ur INDIA may shaan se kahte hai mai DUBAI RETURN hoon ...... apni awkaat pehchaanle BETA ..........
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        IslamForFoools
        Aug 4, 2017 at 7:29 am
        Arab ka haga hua G00 khanewale to duplicate converted musselman , have no right to teach others. Mussselman landas people have nothing to be proud about, for simple surgeries you landa people roam around the world looking for educated intelligent kafir doctors because Islam produces only terrorist mederessas graduates. Now go, its your fking Namaz time, g nd upar sir niche karke samnewale ki g nd sungo masjid ki khali diwaro ke samne, godless beeches, you musselman
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        ah
        Aug 4, 2017 at 6:55 am
        BETA wahan HIndu hi majoori karte hai, sandaas dhote hai, lift chalate hai or shaan se kehte hai mai "Dubai Return " hoon ......... apni awkaat pehchaano beta ................. "Tallest redidential building in world" hindu ki jali ......... LOL
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          IslamForFoools
          Aug 4, 2017 at 7:30 am
          Arab ka haga hua G00 khanewale tum duplicate converted musselman , have no right to teach others. Mussselman landas people have nothing to be proud about, for simple surgeries you landa people roam around the world looking for educated intelligent kafir doctors because Islam produces only terrorist mederessas graduates. Now go, its your fking Namaz time, g nd upar sir niche karke samnewale ki g nd sungo masjid ki khali diwaro ke samne, godless beeches, you musselman
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          Joe
          Aug 4, 2017 at 7:08 am
          IslamForFoools> Which psychiatric ward or prison did you escape from! You actually sound like you are not human. Makes sense though, you are the aggressive type of BJP supporter.
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            IslamForFoools
            Aug 4, 2017 at 7:29 am
            Arab ka haga hua G00 khanewale tum duplicate converted musselman , have no right to teach others. Mussselman landas people have nothing to be proud about, for simple surgeries you landa people roam around the world looking for educated intelligent kafir doctors because Islam produces only terrorist mederessas graduates. Now go, its your fking Namaz time, g nd upar sir niche karke samnewale ki g nd sungo masjid ki khali diwaro ke samne, godless beeches, you musselman
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              Joe
              Aug 4, 2017 at 8:44 am
              IslamForFoools> I was not trying to teach you. Some animals can't be taught much. You are un educated clearly.
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                IslamForFoools
                Aug 4, 2017 at 8:56 am
                I am not BJP supporter, I am terrorism hater, Islam begets terrorism, misogynistic culture, barbarism, hatred and I tell world about it. Problem starts with kuran and Islam Not with me. Islam dehumanizes nothing else. It doesn't matter what you say as you musselman people or moron non Muslims who support Islam in the name of secularism , canot be part of our human race and our beautiful earth and our diverse beautiful cultures from Africa to America to china to Europe. We kafir are better than you in every aspect. Best mussleman is worst than worst non Muslim.
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                  Joe
                  Aug 4, 2017 at 9:19 am
                  IslamForFoools> Ya right!!! The rest of Indian society (Christians, Hindus and other communities) don't suffer from being misogynistic. In hatred people become intellectually dishonest.
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                    Joe
                    Aug 4, 2017 at 9:30 am
                    IslamForFoools> Saying because Islamic terrorism is currently a huge problem globally All muslims are fanatics or terrorists or terrorist sympathizers is the logic of an uninformed person. Please educate yourself about the long running geo-political conflicts between the west and the Muslim world before making silly comments that you wouldn't dare say in a forum where you are not anonymous.
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                      IslamForFoools
                      Aug 4, 2017 at 9:43 am
                      Origin of Islamic terrorism is in kuran lines. Islam is primary problem, Muslims ar secondary problem because they follow that fking kuran. The typical excuse you are using to protect Islamic ideology which begets Isis is typical Al Taquiyya done by Muslims to fool others, whole world knows it's Muslims who are on wrong path and uneducated, illiterate, violent, misogynistic, child molesters, repsits because all these things were legalized by so called s of declared fking mohemed the popat. Be human again if you have guts