Disastrous 2020: A day after Lebanon blast, major fire outbreak in Ajman UAE

Abu Dhabi: A hospital was evacuated after a huge fire blaze out in Ajman. The fire is believed to have started at the Iranian souq in the emirate at about 6.30pm on Wednesday. The site is near to Ajman Speciality Hospital and to a fruit and vegetable market in the industrial area. No injuries have been reported as the firefighters and civil defense crews were battling a major blaze at a food market, and the cause of the blaze is still unknown.

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Only a day after a massive explosion devastated Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, killing more than 100 people, the United Arab Emirates’ Ajman is now dealing with this massive fire. Eyewitnesses posted footage of the alarming scale of the blaze on social media.

Also read: Beirut explosion: Death toll crosses 100, more than 4000 injured

The cause of the fire is still not known, but the market has reportedly been closed for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the reports several workers in nearby shops tried to put out the flames with fire extinguishers, but were unable to stop the spread.

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