December 16, 2008 | Dave Janney

60 workers evacuated from a burning tower in Dubai

By Ali Al Theeb, Staff Reporter,

Published: December 16, 2008, 22:00

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

The fire was still not put out at 9.30 pm when the workers were rescued who had run up to the top floors, when the fire broke out.

The tower is behind the Metropolitan Hotel.

Most of the workers were out of the building as the fire broke out when the shift changed.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire. Senior officials from the Civil Defence and Police were at the site of the fire.

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