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  Hundreds of people were forced to flee when a towering inferno ripped through a residential skyscraper in the UAE
Huge blaze, which broke out in the emirate of Ajman late on Monday, is the third such incident in a little over a year
Images shared on social media showed bright yellow flames spreading up the side of building in city north of Dubai

    But reports in the UAE say there were no casualties and that everyone was evacuated from the tower in al-Sawan

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Hundreds of people were forced to flee as chunks of burning metal fell to the ground when a blaze broke out in the emirate of Ajman
A towering inferno has ripped through a residential skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates – the third such incident in just over a year.
Hundreds of people were forced to flee as chunks of burning metal fell to the ground when a blaze broke out in the emirate of Ajman late on Monday. 

Images shared on social media showed bright yellow flames spreading up the side of the building but reports in the UAE say there were no casualties, and that everyone was evacuated from the tower in al-Sawan.

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Before the fire: The Emirati interior minister, Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, rushed to Ajman to help coordinate the response to the blaze at the Ajman One complex, Ajman police said

 

Lucky escape: Images shared on social media showed bright yellow flames spreading up the side of the building but reports in the UAE say there were no casualties, and that everyone was evacuated from the tower in al-Sawan

 

The Emirati interior minister, Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, rushed to Ajman to help coordinate the response to the blaze, Ajman police said.
Fire struck in the Ajman One complex, a development of 12 towers with some 3,000 apartments, and officers sealed off a major road near the tower.
Hundreds of evacuated residents and onlookers crowded nearby to watch the building go up in flames, while efforts to extinguish the blaze continued late into the night.
Ajman is home to many commuters who work in the Gulf commercial hub of Dubai, further to the south. Like Dubai, it is one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE federation.
The blaze comes less than three months after a massive fire raced up the exterior of the 63-story The Address Downtown Dubai, one of Dubai’s most prominent hotels. It is situated next to Dubai’s biggest mall and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper.   
Similar fires have struck other high-rises built since the turn of this century in Dubai and Sharjah, which sits between Dubai and Ajman attributed the spate of fires to a material commonly used to cover the buildings known as aluminum composite panel cladding. 
Some panels used in buildings in the Emirates contain a flammable core that can burn rapidly one ignited, allowing fires to spread quickly on buildings covered top to bottom with the panels without sufficient fire breaks along the way.
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