Ten staff killed in Abu Dhabi constructing hearth


A tyre store hearth in Abu Dhabi late on Friday killed 10 international staff and injured eight others who have been dwelling in an upstairs condo, the paper reported on Saturday.

The blaze gutted the two-storey constructing, which contained seven retailers on the bottom ground however was illegally used as staff’ lodging upstairs, the paper reported, citing police sources.
“The 10 people who died have been residing within the higher ground that was truly designed for use as a warehouse, not a spot of residence,” the day by day newspaper quoted the Inside Ministry as saying.
It didn’t give the names or nationalities of these killed and injured and mentioned the police have been investigating the reason for the hearth.

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