16 people died and nine are injured due to fire explosion in Al Ras Residential building in Dubai. According to initial investigations fire is caused by compliance with building security and safety requirements.
A civil defense spokesperson of Dubai said that fire is under control now and it broke out in a residential building. He expressed his deep condolences to the deceased families and assured full medical assistance to injured people.
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The Civial Defense teams of Dubai arrived at the era of fire and the process of evacuation and firefighting operations started within six minutes of explosion. The detailed investigation is being carried out by relevant authorities to find out the reasons of fire.
Importance of Security and Safety Requirements
The General Directorate of Civil Defense focused on importance of security and safety requirements to avoid such kind of life-taking accidents. Residential and commercial building owners should work more on security and safety steps.
4 Indians, including a couple from Kerala, two men from Tamil, A Nigerian woman and three Pakistani Cousins are identified in the deceased ones.
The Dubai Civil Defense Operations Room get a call of fire at 12:35 pm, the team from Civil Defense arrived the spot at 12:41 pm, within six minutes of accident.
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Other teams from Port Saeed Fire Station and the Hamriyah Fire Station also reached the spot and provided backup to firefighting operations. The fire was brought under control fully at 2:42 pm after which teams started cooling operations.