Dubai's record-breaking 1,100ft Torch Tower full of expats bursts into horrific flames in chilling echo of the Grenfell Tower disaster - but, unlike London, its wealthy residents make it out alive

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Dubai's record-breaking 1,100ft Torch Tower full of expats bursts into horrific flames in chilling echo of the Grenfell Tower disaster - but, unlike London, its wealthy residents make it out alive

Post by Guest on Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:11 am


  • Footage shows fire climbing up the 86-storey The Torch, a residential building popular with expats in Dubai

  • Burning debris could be seen spiralling down to ground firefighters desperately attempt to tackle the flames 

  • Torch Tower is the fifth tallest residential building in the world and stands at more than 330 metres (1,105 ft) 

  • The same skyscraper was devastated by fire in 2015, with the buildings flammable cladding being blamed  





http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4759064/High-rise-residential-block-Dubai-bursts-flames.html

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:27 pm

Cladding again.

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Post by eddie on Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:04 pm

My friend is in Dubai at the moment. I've text her.

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