Authorities say no Lankans hurt in fire near Burj Khalifa Dubai

Authorities say no Lankans hurt in fire near Burj Khalifa Dubai

Authorities say no Lankans hurt in fire near Burj Khalifa Dubai

Written by Staff Writer

02 Jan, 2016 | 3:21 pm

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai stated that no Sri Lankan has been hurt in the blaze that engulfed the 63-storey hotel near the  Burj Khalifa in the city centre on New Year’s eve.

Consulate General, Charitha Yaddehige added that an immediate search operation had been launched to determine if any Sri Lankans had been affected by the blaze. However, he added that officials remain on alert on the matter.

Meanwhile, authorities in Dubai are trying to find out what caused the fire. According to foreign media reports, firefighters managed to extinguish a greater part of the blaze, after battling for more than 20 hours.

The tower was evacuated, and sixteen people were hurt.

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