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Firefighters battle blaze at high-rise tower in Dubai Marina

AP  |  Dubai 

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a high-rise tower in the Marina amid a sandstorm sweeping the city in the United Arab

The government-run Media Office says the fire broke out this morning in the It says residents have been evacuated and there were no injuries immediately reported in the blaze. It's unclear what started the fire.

Dubai, a skyscraper-studded city, has suffered a spate of fires in its high-rises.

passed new fire safety rules last year requiring buildings with quick-burning side paneling to replace it with more fire-resistant cladding. Authorities have previously acknowledged that at least 30,000 buildings across the UAE have cladding or paneling that safety experts have said accelerates the rapid spread of fires.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 14:10 IST