New Year’s Eve celebrations in the United Arab Emirates, tinged with burning hotel The Address Downtown. Hundreds of hotel guests panic, when the fire began to spread quickly sear Hotel as high as 63 floors, Thursday (31/12), ahead of New Year’s Eve.
At 9:30 p.m., the 63-story Address Hotel in the United Arab Emirates’ city burst into flames. Within five minutes, the fire spread from one floor to about 40 floors, Ali Khedery, a former U.S. diplomat, told Us from his apartment in Dubai.
Million-dollar views from the city’s skyscrapers caught waves of red, yellow, and orange biting into the night sky. Explosions, probably propane tanks, could be heard across the city. The Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world, looked small by comparison for once.
However, it is not clear what caused the fire. Community and guests a five-star hotel that was crowding see the event. They were asked to leave the area around Address Downtown Hotel.
Irish singer Anita Williams, who appeared in revealing testimony. “We left everything. There is debris falling down. The fire began to spread to the rest of the hotel, “he told the BBC.
A tourist, Michelle Duque said, black smoke suddenly appeared between Khalifa Tower and hotel. The fire exploded and really big until he knew that the Hotel Address fires.
“Suddenly we saw a big cloud of smoke appeared between Tower Khalifa Tower and the hotel,” said one of the tourists Michelle Duque.
A resident who lives on the 15th floor of the building the fire, describing the chaotic conditions when the accident occurred “Alarms rang. The panic occurs when fire engulfed the building, “said the person.
Another witness, Margaret Besheer, a resident of the United States said he was dining on the terrace of the hotel and saw the fire was in the balcony above it. “The fire propagates quickly. I predict probably six to seven minutes immediately enlarged flames engulfed the building, “he said.
Although there was a fire in the building of The Address, Dubai authorities declared New Year’s Eve celebration in 2016 is ongoing.