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60 workers evacuated from Dubai tower blaze

Workers flee to higher floors on burning Sheikh Zayed Rd construction project.

Dubai Firefighters safely evacuated 60 workers from a burning tower under construction, civil defense officers said on Tuesday.

The fire was still not put out at 9:30 pm when the workers, who had fled to the top floors when the fire broke out, were rescued, UAE daily Gulf News reported.

The tower is behind the Metropolitan Hotel near Safa Park on Sheikh Zayed Road.

The majority of the site workers were out of the building since the fire broke out when the shift changed, the paper said.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire, it added.

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angel 11 years ago

My god, i stay in metropolitan, was wondering what happened when i heard the alarm and anbulance. Poor Workers!