Flames engulfed the exterior of the luxury 63-storey hotel ‘The Address’ located in downtown Dubai, UAE on New Year’s Eve. A new video of the interior of The Address Dubai has been released. Dubai Civil Defence said the fire broke out at around 9:00 pm on Thursday and the initial information indicates that it originated from the 20th floor of the hotel. All information about the accident will be published once the investigation is complete.
During the early hours of Friday, Major General Al Mazeina said, 14 people sustained minor injuries, one person sustained a moderate injury and one person suffered a heart attack. Al Mazeina said there were no fatalities and all injured people were given medical assistance at the site and then transported to hospitals for further treatment. All injured were discharged except for two - a pregnant woman and an elderly man - who are safe and in good condition. The two have been kept at the hospital for close medical observation to ensure they recover completely.
The fire - the third major skyscraper fire in Dubai since 2012 – has raised renewed fears about the use of highly combustible materials on the exterior facades of hundreds of skyscrapers throughout the UAE.
FormerGulf Newsstaffer Dennis Borja Mallari, the photographer trapped in a burning 63-storey hotel in Dubai rolled his video camera as he clung for dear life trying to avoid a smoke-filled room and blaze coming at him.
Finally, he found a cleaning platform outside the building to hang from.
"There was a thick, black foul-smelling smoke inside the building where I was. I was nearly choked," Mallari recalled.
Here’s a look inside and outside the skyscraper that caught fire on New Year’s Eve in Dubai, which shocked global viewers.
Salamat sa belt, cable wire, sa civil defense, mga kaibigan at sa Dios.Posted by Dennis Borja Mallari on 1 Ocak 2016 Cuma