Barely 24 hours after the horrific explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which claimed the life of over 70 lives, a serious fire incident has engulfed the popular Ajman Market in Dubai.
The African Media Team gathered that properties and goods worth millions of dollars have been gutted by the fire, which has left traders across the city devastated.
Thankfully, at the time of this report, no life was lost.
According to official reports, the fire broke out at 6:30 pm in the emirate’s new industrial area in Ajman, which is some 50 km away from Dubai.
Khaleej Times reported,
“Ajman firefighters have cordoned off the site and used water and foam in extinguishing the blazes which have broken out in many shops therein.”
“Four civil defence centres are involved in fighting the big inferno,”
A video was released on Twitter, showing fire services rushing to the Ajman market in Dubai incident site and where they spent more than three hours to put off the flames. Authorities are still accessing the market area to ascertain the cause of the fire.
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The explosion which occured 24 hiurs ago in Lebanon, according to the local government, caused damage amounting to $5 billion and left around 3,00,000 people homeless in the city.