Residential tower block in Dubai evacuated after fire breaks out


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The Independent Online

Rescue crews in Dubai have evacuated a 34-story residential tower after a fire gutted portions of the building.

There was no immediate word on casualties.

The blaze charred the outside of the structure and sent grey smoke drifting over a major development known as Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a cluster of high-rise apartment buildings and shops on the southern edge of Dubai.

Civil defence officials did not give immediate details on the cause of the pre-dawn fire.