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Dubai skyscraper on fire (see video)

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This evening a fire has ripped through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

Strong winds were helping the blaze to spread across the 336.1m (1,105ft) building in the marina district.

One witness said it looked like “the Titanic going down”, Gulfnews.com reports.

It was not immediately known what caused the fire or whether people were inside the building. There are no reports yet of any casualties.

Footage posted on social media showed what looked like molten glass and pieces of masonry falling down.

Thousands of people have been evacuated, witnesses told Gulfnews.com.

The fire is believed to have started on the 50th floor.

It said the fire appeared to start at around the 50th floor of the 79-storey building, which was opened in 2011.

Use this link to see the video of CNN.

Source: bbc.com

Photo credit: faceymcface1 / Foter / CC BY-ND

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