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Fire hits tower building in Abu Dhabi

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A massive fire has swept through a building at Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi at around 8.30 p.m., Friday, reported The National.

The flames has crept along a tower on Al Marwu Steet, near Mediclinic Al Mamora, said the report.

Civil Defence rushed to the site and cordoned off the area.

Some residents told the report that they heard a loud bang before the fire started.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Authorities have no official statement yet, as of this posting.

The incident happened two days after a huge fire engulfed a souq in Ajman.

This is a developing story and details may change as more is learned.

Mark Nituma

Mark is the editorial director of TFT and is currently based in its Manila headquarters. Upon graduating from UP Diliman in 2010, he joined the internationally-awarded TV magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho as a researcher. Nearly a year later, he became one of its segment producers. In a span of five years with GMA7, he was able to travel not only the Philippines’ most beautiful spots but also the country’s least visited places—from some of the war-torn areas of Mindanao to impoverished parts of Luzon and Visayas—capturing a closer look at life in these communities. Mark also worked with various TV programs and specials such as Philippine Treasure and Reel Time. After his five-year stint in the media network, he flew to Dubai in 2016 to start his career as a journalist/reporter for The Filipino Times. Got story pitches? Send Mark an email at [email protected] or drop him a line on facebook.com/mark.nituma.

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